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 Conference on Tobacco or Health

WCTOH Paris France S c

World Conference on Urine Therapy

S c

World Congress of Acupuncture

S c

World Congress of Chiropractic Students

WCCS 1980 Toronto ON Canada C cy

World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

London UK S c

World Congress on Cancers of the Skin

WCCS 1983 S c

World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility

COGI Tel Aviv Israel S c

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth


World Congress on Hydrogen Sulfide in Biology and Medicine

S c

World Congress on Leishmaniosis


World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications


World Congress on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

WCRPL 2016 S c

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

WCGTC 1975 Bowling Green KY USA C y

World Council for Psychotherapy

WCP 1995 Vienna Austria B

World Council of Elders of the Ancient Traditions and Cultures


World Council of Enterostomal Therapists

WCET 1975 Washington DC USA C v

World Council on City Data

WCCD Toronto ON Canada J

World Deaf Golf Federation

WDGF Mitcham VIC Australia C

World Deaf Squash Inc

WDSI 2003 E

World Disability Union

WDU 2011 Istanbul Turkey J y

World Doctors Orchestra

WDO 2008 Berlin Germany F

World Emergency Relief

WER 1985 San Dimas CA USA G


WE 2003 Berkeley CA USA G

World Endometriosis Research Foundation

WERF 2006 London UK G f

World Endometriosis Society

WES 1998 Vancouver BC Canada C

World Ethnosport Society

2012 Riga Latvia C

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Latin America

WFTO-LA Ypacarai Paraguay D t

World Family Organization

WFO 1947 Parana Brazil B

World Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences

WFHSS 1999 Lucerne Switzerland F y

World Federation for Incontinence and Pelvic Problems

WFIPP 2005 Bari Italy D

World Federation for Medical Education

WFME 1972 Ferney-Voltaire France C y

World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation

WFNR 1996 North Shields UK C

World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

WFTOD 2007 New York NY USA E

World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

WFUMB 1969 London UK C y

World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health

WFAIGH Legon Ghana C y

World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies

WFAS 1987 Beijing China C y

World Federation of Advertisers

WFA 1953 Brussels Belgium B

World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons

WOFAPS 1974 Frankfurt-Main Germany C

World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy

WFATT 1997 Winnipeg MB Canada D

World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

WFCMS 2003 Beijing China C y

World Federation of Chiropractic

WFC 1988 Toronto ON Canada B y

World Federation of Critical Care Nurses

WFCCN 2001 Brisbane QLD Australia D

World Federation of Doctors who Respect Human Life

WFDWRHL 1974 Ostend Belgium C

World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care

WFICC 1981 Brussels Belgium C

World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology

WFITN 1990 D v

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants

WFJCSHD 1987 Burlington MA USA E

World Federation of Music Therapy

WFMT 1985 D

World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies


World Federation of Neurology

WFN 1931 London UK B y