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 Foundation

UNF 1998 New York NY USA F f

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR 1951 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNITAR 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gj

United Nations International School

UNIS 1947 New York NY USA G

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

UNICRI 1968 Turin 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 Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDRR 1999 Geneva 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 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 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 Switzerland B


2008 J v


1977 Sydney NSW Australia G

Universal Association of Professional Colleges and Universities

UAPCU 2018 Manila Philippines G t

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

Universitas 21

1997 Birmingham UK F

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


Plano TX USA G

UNU International Institute for Global Health

UNI-IIGH 2007 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 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 Italy D

Vegan Society

1944 Hockley UK N


2005 Washington DC USA F