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 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 Skate

1924 Lausanne Switzerland C y

World Small Animal Veterinary Association

WSAVA 1959 Dundas ON Canada B y

World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery


World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

WSSFN 1963 Toronto ON Canada B v

World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine

WOSAAM Paris France C

World Society of Emergency Surgery

WSES 2007 Bologna Italy C

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

WSPOS Dublin Ireland C y

World Society of Pain Clinicians

WSPC Breda Netherlands D

World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

WSPID 1994 Stellenbosch South Africa B y

World Spine Care

WSC 2008 Toronto ON Canada C

World Squash Federation

WSF 1966 Hastings UK B y

world stainless association

worldstainless 1995 Brussels Belgium F y

World Steel Association

worldsteel 1967 Brussels Belgium C t

World Stroke Organization

WSO 2006 Geneva Switzerland C y

World Sugar Research Organization

WSRO 1978 Cambridge UK C

World Summit on Media for Children Foundation

WSMCF 1999 Fitzroy VIC Australia F f

World Summit on Pediatrics

WSP 2015 S c

World T'ai Chi and QiGong Association

WTCQA 1998 Overland Park KS USA N

World Toilet Association

WTA 2007 Suwon Korea Rep D

World Toilet Organization

WTO 2001 Singapore Singapore D

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva Switzerland B gt

World Union of Tissue Banking Associations

WUTBA 2005 C y

World Union of Wound Healing Societies

WUWHS 2000 Turin Italy C

World Urban Parks

2015 Edmonton AB Canada C

World Uro Oncology Federation

WUOF 2005 Toronto ON Canada C y

World Values Survey Association

WVSA 1981 Vienna Austria C

World Veterinary Association

WVA 1959 Brussels Belgium A y

World Villages for Children

1964 London UK N

World Vision International

WVI 1950 London UK B

World Welfare Association

WWA 1991 Mananwala Pakistan G

World Wellness Weekend

WWW 2017 J

World Wide Hearing

WWHearing 2003 Montréal QC Canada E

World Wood Day Foundation

WWDF 2013 F f

World's Children

1965 Corvallis OR USA N


1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E


2004 Amsterdam Netherlands G


Seoul Korea Rep G

WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network

WWARN 2008 Oxford UK C

Worldwide Cancer Research

1979 St Andrews UK N

Worldwide Collaborations on Autism Needs

WeCAN Singapore Singapore N

Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance

WHPCA 2008 London UK C y