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

Union européenne des vétérinaires hygiénistes

UEVH 1966 Brussels Belgium D

Union européenne des vétérinaires praticiens

UEVP 1970 Brussels Belgium D

Union for International Cancer Control

UICC 1934 Geneva GE Switzerland B y

Union Francophone des Aveugles

UFA 2001 Paris France D y

Union internationale des services médicaux des chemins de fer

UIMC 1949 Paris France C

Union of Arab Doctors in Europe

1985 Freiberg Germany D

Union of Arab Paediatric Societies

UAPS 1968 Amman Jordan D

Union of Central Eurasian Neonatal Societies

UCENS 2007 Ankara Ankara Turkey D

Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies

UENPS 2006 Rome RM Italy D

Union of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Paediatric Societies

UMEMPS 1966 Beirut Beirut Lebanon D

Union of National African Paediatric Societies and Associations

UNAPSA 1979 Kampala Uganda D

Union of National Pediatric Societies of Turkic Republics

UNPSTR 1993 Ankara Ankara Turkey D

Union professionnelle internationale des gynécologues et obstétriciens

UPIGO 1954 Dingsheim France D

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra PG Italy G

Unitaid

2006 Le Grand-Saconnex GE Switzerland E g

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations

UFTAA 1966 Monte Carlo Monaco B

United Help for International Children

2004 Seoul Korea Rep G

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR 1940 New York NY USA G

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFRI 1989 Kampala Uganda E gj

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFEI 1961 Tokyo Japan E gj

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

CCPCJ 1992 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCED S cg

United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

S cg

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRC 1989 T g

United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network

1991 Vienna Austria F g

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE 1947 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

United Nations Foundation

UNF 1998 New York NY USA F f

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR 1951 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

United Nations International School

UNIS 1947 New York NY USA G

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

UNICRI 1968 Turin TO Italy E gj

United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

UNJSPF 1949 New York NY USA F fgy

United Nations Mine Action Service

UNMAS 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG Geneva GE Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDRR 1999 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OCHA 1992 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

UNPFII 2000 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA 1967 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia

UNRCCA 2007 Ashgabat Turkmenistan E g

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

UNRWA 1949 Amman Jordan E g

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

UNSCEAR 1955 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Sustainable Development Group

UNSDG 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition

UNSCN 1977 Rome RM Italy E g

United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health

UNU-INWEH 1996 Hamilton ON Canada K j

United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability

1978 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g

United States Fund for UNICEF

UNICEF USA 1947 New York NY USA G

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