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

World Relief

1944 Baltimore MD USA G

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G Humanitarian Organizations

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

World Safety and Accidents Prevention Congress

Manila Philippines S c Conference Series

World Safety Organization

WSO 1975 Warrensburg MO USA F Professional Bodies

World Sarcoma Network

WSN Lyon France F

World Services for the Blind

WSB 1947 Little Rock AR USA G

World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery


World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

WSSFN 1963 Seoul Korea Rep B v

World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine

WOSAAM Paris France D

World Society of Interdisciplinary Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine


World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

WSPOS Dublin Ireland C y International Federations

World Society of Pain Clinicians

WSPC Breda Netherlands D

World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

WSPID 1994 Turku Finland B y International Federations

World Spine Care

WSC 2008 Toronto ON Canada C

World Stroke Organization

WSO 2006 Geneva Switzerland C y International Federations

World Sugar Research Organization

WSRO 1978 Cambridge UK C

World Summit on Media for Children Foundation

WSMCF 1999 Fitzroy Australia F f Foundations

World Summit on Pediatrics

WSP 2015 S c Conference Series

World T'ai Chi and QiGong Association

WTCQA 1998 Overland Park KS USA N

World Toilet Association

WTA 2007 Suwon Korea Rep D

World Toilet Organization

WTO 2001 Singapore Singapore D

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva Switzerland B g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

World Union of Wound Healing Societies

WUWHS 2000 Turin Italy D

World Uro Oncology Federation

WUOF 2005 Toronto ON Canada C y International Federations

World Villages for Children

1964 London UK N

World Welfare Association

WWA 1991 Mananwala Pakistan G

World Wide Hearing

WWHearing 2003 Montréal QC Canada E

World's Children

1965 Corvallis OR USA N


2004 Amsterdam Netherlands G


Seoul Korea Rep G

WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network

WWARN 2008 Oxford UK C

Worldwide Cancer Research

1979 St Andrews UK N

Worldwide Collaborations on Autism Needs

WeCAN Singapore Singapore N

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance

WHPCA London UK C y International Federations

Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny Switzerland G

Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

WBMT 2007 Milwaukee WI USA E y International Federations

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

WOCN 1969 Mount Laurel NJ USA N v

WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

SPS agreement 1993 T g Treaties, IGOs

XLPDR International Association

2012 Valbrona Italy G

Y Care International

1984 London UK G


1997 Geneva Switzerland G Human Rights Organizations

YOU Stiftung - Bildung für Kinder in Not

YOU Stiftung 1992 Düsseldorf Germany G f Foundations, UNESCO Bodies

Young People We Care

YPWC Kumasi Ghana G

Youth Coalition

YCSRR 1999 Ottawa ON Canada F Human Rights Organizations

Youth Express Network

YEN 1991 Strasbourg France F

Youth of the Third World

1988 Madrid Spain G

Youthvoice Worldwide

YVW London UK N


1973 Apeldoorn Netherlands G Humanitarian Organizations