Areas of work
A visionary campaign

UICC is committed to delivering the targets of the World Cancer Declaration through strategic partnerships involving members and other institutions interested in fighting cancer.

Together we aim to save millions of lives by focusing on what needs to be done by taking the lead in:


Convening the world’s leaders for innovative, wide-reaching, cancer control events and initiatives

Leveraging our most vital asset - the power to convene and connect:

  • Driving the global cancer community’s core convening platforms: World Cancer Day, the World Cancer Congress and the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit and grow the impact of each of these events

  • Increasing recognition, maximising reach, fostering engagement, and developing innovative ways to engage all parties in dialogue around our convening events

  • Welcoming new members and partners into our family so that their ideas and perspectives may be heard on a global stage

  • Gathering key decision-makers to address the most urgent topics in cancer control and convening regional leaders to build networks and address challenges

  • Offering regional workshops to address specific local issues. 


Building capacity to meet regional needs

Developing innovative tools and skills so organisations can do a better job tomorrow than they do today:

  • Driving sustainable initiatives tailored to local and regional needs that furthers greater equity and impact

  • Offering international fellowships, training courses, and master classes to accelerate learning opportunities in areas with the most need

  • Fostering peer-to-peer learning by bringing together experts in organisational management, fundraising, partnerships, awareness campaigns and patient support to build UICC members’ capacity

  • Capitalising on the technology revolution by building a portfolio of online and offline resources including toolkits, webinars, online trainings, and guidelines to generate global knowledge sharing

  • Publishing the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, the International Journal of Cancer, and the Global Journal of Oncology to further expand scientific knowledge amongst healthcare professionals.


Leveraging past advocacy successes to drive change in the future

Transforming global commitments into local actions:

  • Pushing countries to follow through on global cancer and non-communicable disease (NCD) commitments including the WHO NCD Action Plan and Sustainable Development Goals to drive national progress ahead of the 2018 UN Review on NCD prevention and control

  • Promoting consensus for an update of the 2005 World Health Assembly Cancer Resolution so that all governments recommit to making cancer control a public health priority

  • Engaging UN agencies in cancer control initiatives across the care continuum

  • Ensuring that UICC members’ perspectives are reflected at the 2018 UN Review and World Health Assembly

  • Ensuring that national health expenditures invested in cancer control and other NCDs increase, and that countries least able to address their cancer burden have a larger proportion of official development assistance earmarked.

Last update: 
Friday 1 December 2017