Convening the global cancer control community through our keystone events.

In parallel to targeted local and regional activities, one of our focus areas is to convene members, partners and leaders to encourage collaboration and new thinking.

Our Convening activities

C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge

C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’ is a truly multi-sectoral initiative through which all city stakeholders will be engaged in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions.


World Cancer Congress

A biennial event, the World Cancer Congress serves as a platform for discourse and advocacy as well as a learning and sharing opportunity for our members and partners around the world.  


World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.


 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is a major annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control.

2018 World Cancer Congress Webinar

Listen to our recorded webinar and see how to develop your unique strengths at the 2018 Congress

The 2018 Congress offer has been designed to empower you as an individual, as a team and as an organisation, and help you better respond to today’s challenges and changing contexts.

The webinars highlighted the abundant initiatives and activities that fit your interests, expertise and schedule.

  • Build capacity and knowledge transfer 
  • Network, influence and further collaboration 
  • Share best practices and inspire peers 

Our upcoming events
Quotes from our event participants

About World Cancer Day

"It was a wonderful experience for us (staff and students at CPUT) and we have learnt a lot about how to offer such activities in the future. We received very positive feedback and the activities were a success in many aspects...You will see that we used the World Cancer Day materials - sincere thanks for that.”

Penelope Engel-Hills

About the World Cancer Congress

“The 2016 World Cancer Congress was without doubt the best conference I have ever attended. It was outstanding in so many ways: amazing content, exceptional speakers, a good choice of topics, inspiring presentations and a great opportunity to network with diverse organisations and industry leaders around the globe.

I am extremely proud to be a member of UICC, and I remain committed and inspired to ‘Stop Cancer Now’ in my country and region.”

Carl Niamatali, President
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Latest convening news
Kigali Rwanda and Porto Alegre, Brazil
21 May 2018

UICC announces first C/Can 2025 Challenge Cities: Kigali and Porto Alegre

21 May 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland: Today, UICC announced that the cities of Porto Alegre, Brazil and Kigali, Rwanda have been selected to join the C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative as Challenge Cities.

World Cancer Day 2016-2018 Video thumbnail
4 May 2018

Watch the World Cancer Day 2016-2018 video

Take a look back at three years of impact and how the world came together to make positive change in this special video. 

UICC Awards
23 April 2018

UICC Awards: celebrating excellence from across the membership

The 2018 World Cancer Congress will provide the occasion for the first UICC Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievements and innovative practices by UICC member organisations.