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

World Missing Children Organization

WMCO Sliedrecht Netherlands N

World Missionary Evangelism

WME 1958 Dallas TX USA F

World Muscle Society

WMS 1995 C v

World Natural Health Organization

WNHO 1983 Burlington WA USA G

World Natural Medicine Foundation

WNMF 1980 Edmonton AB Canada G f

World of Children

WOC 1998 Pleasanton CA USA G

World Order Models Project

WOMP 1966 F v

World Organization - Ovulation Method - Billings

WOOMB-International 1977 Melbourne VIC Australia F

World Organization for Early Childhood Education

1948 Seoul Korea Rep C y

World Organization for Research and Development into the Therapeutic Use of Motion Pictures

1988 London UK G

World Organization of Family Doctors

WONCA 1970 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand C

World Organization of Talented Children

WOTC 1995 Chisinau Moldova D

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Orthopaedic Concern

WOC 1975 F

World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition


World ParaVolley

1992 C

World Parkinson Coalition

WPC 2004 New York NY USA F c

World Pensions Council


World Pharmacists

1997 Athens Greece G v

World Pranic Healers Foundation

WPHF 1990 Manila Philippines N f

World Prematurity Network

2011 Munich Germany F y

World Professional Association For Transgender Health

WPATH 1979 Minneapolis MN USA E

World Public Health Nutrition Association

WPHNA 2006 Peacehaven UK B

World Radiography Education Trust Fund

WRETF 1969 Abingdon UK K f

World Recreation Association of the Deaf

WRAD 1985 Quartz Hill CA USA D

World Reference Laboratory for Foot and Mouth Diseases

WRLFMD 1958 Pirbright UK G

World Relief

1944 Baltimore MD USA G

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Safety and Accidents Prevention Congress

Manila Philippines S c

World Safety Organization

WSO 1975 Warrensburg MO USA F

World Sarcoma Network

WSN Lyon France F

World Services for the Blind

WSB 1947 Little Rock AR USA G

World Silambam Association

WSA 1989 Petaling Jaya Selangor Malaysia G

World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery


World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

WSSFN 1963 Marseille France 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 Co. Dublin Ireland C y

World Society of Pain Clinicians

WSPC Breda Netherlands D

World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

WSPID 1994 Stellenbosch South Africa B y

World Spine Care

WSC 2008 Toronto ON Canada C

World Stroke Organization

WSO 2006 Geneva GE Switzerland C y

World Sugar Research Organization

WSRO 1978 Cambridge UK C

World Summit on Media for Children Foundation

WSMCF 1999 Fitzroy VIC Australia F f

World Summit on Pediatrics

WSP 2015 S c

World T'ai Chi and QiGong Association

WTCQA 1998 Overland Park KS USA N

World Toilet Association

WTA 2007 Suwon Gyeonggi Korea Rep D

World Toilet Organization

WTO 2001 Singapore Singapore D

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva GE Switzerland B g