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 Lupus Federation

WLF 2015 Washington DC USA C

World Marrow Donor Association

WMDA 1994 Leiden Netherlands C

World Martial Arts Union

WoMAU 2002 Chungju Korea Rep C

World Masters Athletics

WMA 1977 Tijuana Mexico B

World Medical Association

WMA 1947 Ferney-Voltaire France B

World Medical Relief

WMR 1953 Southfield MI USA N

World Medical Tennis Society

WMTS 1970 Omaha NE USA C

World Mercy Fund

WMF 1969 Waterford VA USA G f

World Minigolf Sport Federation

WMF 1980 Bamberg Germany C

World Missing Children Organization

WMCO Sliedrecht Netherlands N

World Missionary Evangelism

WME 1958 Dallas TX USA F

World Muscle Society

WMS 1995 Totnes UK C v

World Natural Health Organization

WNHO 1983 Burlington WA USA G

World Natural Medicine Foundation

WNMF 1980 Edmonton AB Canada G f

World Naturopathic Federation

WNF 2014 Toronto ON Canada C

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

OMEP 1948 Buenos Aires Argentina 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 Thailand C

World Organization of Talented Children

WOTC 1995 Chisinau Moldova D

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Orthopaedic Concern

WOC 1975 F

World Packaging Organisation

WPO 1968 Vienna Austria C y

World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition


World ParaVolley

1994 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 Processing Tomato Council

WPTC 1998 Avignon France D

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 and Hard of Hearing

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 1999 Petaling Jaya 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 Emergency Surgery

WSES 2007 Bologna Italy C