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

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


United States International Council on Disabilities

USICD Washington DC USA G

United World Wrestling

UWW 1912 Corsier-sur-Vevey VD Switzerland B


2008 J v


1977 Sydney NSW Australia G

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UDHR 1948 New York NY USA T g

Universal Outreach Foundation

UOF Vancouver BC Canada G f

Universal Reserve

2016 Bad Orb Germany N

Universala Medicina Esperanto-Asocio

UMEA 1908 Trier Germany C v

Université Numérique Francophone des Sciences de la Santé et du Sport

UNF3S 2003 Lille France G

Unspoken Smiles Foundation

2014 New York NY USA G f

UNU International Institute for Global Health

UNI-IIGH 2007 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E j

Up Close and Personalized International Congress on Personalized Medicine

S c

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

UAF 1997 Oakland CA USA G f

UroGynaecological Society of Australasia

UGSA Melbourne VIC Australia G

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network

1990 Des Plaines IL USA N

Usher Study Group

1985 Epsom UK G

UWI Medical Alumni Association

UWIMAA Kingston Jamaica E

Vaccines Europe

VE 1991 Brussels Belgium E

Vaccines for Africa Initiative

VACFA 2008 Cape Town South Africa G

Valid International

1999 Oxford UK G

VALID Nutrition

2005 Bantry Co. Cork Ireland F

Validity Foundation

Budapest Hungary E

Value Health Africa

VAHA Bamenda Cameroon G

Variety Clubs International

VCI 1927 Los Angeles CA USA N

VAS-European Independent Foundation in Angiology/Vascular Medicine

VAS Milan MI Italy D

Vegan Society

1944 Hockley UK N

Veterana Esperantista Klubo

VEK 1949 Rotterdam Netherlands F

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières International

VSF International 1989 Brussels Belgium F

Veterinary European Transnational Network for Nursing Education and Training


Vienna International Academy for Integrated Medicine

Vienna Austria N

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 Vienna Austria E y


2000 Seattle WA USA G

Villages of Hope-Africa

1999 Mississauga ON Canada G

Violence Prevention Alliance

VPA 2004 Geneva GE Switzerland E y

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board

VHPB 1992 Antwerp Belgium J

Virtual Global Taskforce

VGT 2003 Washington DC USA F g

VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight

1999 London UK F y

Vision Aid Overseas

VAO 1985 Crawley UK G

Vision Alliance

2009 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu India E y

Vision Health International

VHI Grand Junction CO USA G

Vision Outreach International

VOI St Joseph MI USA N

Vital International Foundation

1996 Accra Ghana N f

Vitamin Angels

2004 Santa Barbara CA USA G

Vitamin D Workshop

VDW 1973 S c

Vitiligo Research Foundation

VR Foundation 2010 New York NY USA F f