Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Good Health & Well-Being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

Achieving the target of reducing premature deaths due to incommunicable diseases by 1/3 by the year 2030 would also require more efficient technologies for clean fuel use during cooking and education on the risks of tobacco.

Many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, increased access to physicians and more tips on ways to reduce ambient pollution, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III


2006 New York NY USA G

1,000 Days

2010 Washington DC USA J y International Federations

1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

LC Prot 1996 1996 London UK T g IGOs, Treaties

3HO Foundation

1969 Espanola NM USA F f Foundations

A Rocha International

1983 London UK F


1947 Bethesda MD USA G

AARP Global Network

2006 Washington DC USA E

AARP International

1958 Washington DC USA G

ABC Global Alliance

2016 Lisbon Portugal E


London UK G

Academia Latinoamericana de Médicos Intervencionistas en Dolor

ALMID 2012 La Paz Bolivia D

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Coventry UK E y United Nations Bodies, International Federations

Academy for International Health Studies

1993 Glastonbury CT USA G

Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology

World AMN 2003 Cluj-Napoca Romania F

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

ABM 1994 New Rochelle NY USA G

Academy of Dentistry International

ADI 1974 Hicksville OH USA G v

Academy of Eating Disorders

AED 1993 Reston VA USA E

Access Aid International

AAI Melbourne Australia G Humanitarian Organizations

Access Exchange International

AEI 1991 San Francisco CA USA G

ACCESS Health International

New York NY USA F

Access Quality International

AQI Chiang Mai Thailand E

Acción Internacional por la Salud - Latinoamérica and Caribe

AIS-LAC Lima Peru E

Accordia Global Health Foundation

Accordia 2000 Washington DC USA G f Foundations

Accountability International

2005 Cape Town South Africa F

Accreditation Council for Oncology in Europe

ACOE 1989 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Ace Africa

2003 London UK F


1961 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

ACET International

1988 Brentford UK G


1972 Nairobi Kenya E

ACT Alliance

2010 Geneva Switzerland E y Human Rights Organizations, International Federations

Act for Africa International

2007 Bristow VA USA F

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney Australia G


2015 Vienna Austria N


Altrincham UK G


2004 Washington DC USA F

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F Humanitarian Organizations

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G Humanitarian Organizations

Action for Andes' Children

AAC 2005 Rueil-Malmaison France N

Action for Children and Communities in Africa

ACACIA UK 1995 Abingdon UK G

Action for Global Health

AfGH Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Action Mission and Leprosy Assistance Schiefbahn

1983 Schiefbahn Germany G

Action Without Borders

AWB 1994 New York NY USA G


1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Active 20-30 International

1961 Napa CA USA G

Acupuncture Without Borders

AWB 1992 Geneva Switzerland F

ADD International

Frome UK G Human Rights Organizations

Additional Protocol to the Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1983 Strasbourg France T g IGOs, Treaties

Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with Regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings

1998 Strasbourg France T g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations, Treaties

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes

2008 T g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations, Treaties

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine Concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin

2002 Strasbourg France T g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations, Treaties