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

TWOWEEKS International Volunteer Network

TWOWEEKS 2006 Harrow UK J

UCL Institute for Global Health

IGH 1990 London UK G

UHAI EASHRI - East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

UHAI 2009 J


2007 Geneva Switzerland E

UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development

1986 London UK G y

UN Nutrition

2020 Rome E y

UNANIMA International

2002 New York NY F y


1981 Kansas City KS USA G f

Under The Same Sun

UTSS 2008 Surrey BC Canada G

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

UHMS 1967 North Palm Beach FL USA F

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee

1997 Paris France G

UNFCU Foundation

2015 New York NY USA N f

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

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 D


1959 Brussels Belgium D

Union for International Cancer Control

UICC 1934 Geneva Switzerland B y

Union Francophone des Aveugles

UFA 2001 Paris France D y

Union internationale des services médicaux des chemins de fer

UIMC 1949 Paris France C

Union of Arab Doctors in Europe

1985 Freiberg Germany D

Union of Arab Paediatric Societies

UAPS 1968 Beirut Lebanon D

Union of Central Eurasian Neonatal Societies

UCENS 2007 Ankara Turkey 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 Turkey 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 Help for International Children

2004 Seoul Korea Rep G

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR 1940 New York NY USA 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 Conference on Environment and Development


United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

S cg

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 E g

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY E g