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

Great strides have been made in improving people’s health in recent years. 146 out of 200 countries or areas have already met or are on track to meet the SDG target on under-5 mortality. Effective HIV treatment has cut global AIDS-related deaths by 52 per cent since 2010 and at least one neglected tropical disease has been eliminated in 47 countries.

However, inequalities in health care access still persist. The COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing crises have impeded progress towards Goal 3. Childhood vaccinations have experienced the largest decline in three decades, and tuberculosis and malaria deaths have increased compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all.

To overcome these setbacks and address long-standing health care shortcomings, increased investment in health systems is needed to support countries in their recovery and build resilience against future health threats.

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

UNHCR Global Staff Council

Geneva Switzerland E

UNICEF Global Staff Association


UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

TDR Geneva Switzerland F g

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

1984 Sydney NSW Australia G

Union des sociétés de pédiatrie du Maghreb arabe

Algiers Algeria D

Union européenne de cyclotourisme

UECT 2002 Ivry-sur-Seine France D

Union européenne de l'hospitalisation privée

UEHP Brussels Belgium D t

Union européenne des syndicats médicaux et dentaires

Neuilly-sur-Marne France N

Union européenne des vétérinaires hygiénistes

UEVH 1966 Brussels Belgium D

Union européenne des vétérinaires praticiens

UEVP 1970 Brussels Belgium D

Union européenne du commerce du bétail et des métiers de la viande

UECBV 1951 Brussels Belgium D yt


1959 Brussels Belgium D t

Union for International Cancer Control

UICC 1934 Geneva Switzerland B y

Union Francophone des Aveugles

UFA 2001 Paris France D y

Union internationale de la marionnette

UNIMA 1929 Charleville-Mézières France D

Union internationale des architectes

UIA 1948 Paris France B

Union internationale des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques

UATI 1950 Paris France A y

Union internationale des services médicaux des chemins de fer

UIMC 1949 Paris France C

Unión Latinoamericana de Ergonomía


Union of Arab Doctors in Europe

1985 Freiberg Germany D

Union of Arab Paediatric Societies

UAPS 1968 Beirut Lebanon D

Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies

UENPS 2006 Milan Italy D

Union of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Paediatric Societies

UMEMPS 1966 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 Türkiye 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 Italy G


2006 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland E g

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations

UFTAA 1966 Monte Carlo Monaco B

United for Human Rights

UHR 2005 Los Angeles CA USA G

United Help for International Children

2004 Seoul Korea Rep G

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR 1940 New York NY USA G

United Mission for Relief & Development

UMR Washington DC USA G

United Mission to Nepal

UMN 1954 Kathmandu Nepal 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 Commission on Narcotic Drugs

CND 1946 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

CSTD 1992 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development


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 Switzerland E g

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO 1945 Paris France B g

United Nations Foundation

UNF 1998 New York NY USA F f

United Nations Global Compact

UNGC 2000 New York NY USA F y