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

Great strides have been made in improving people’s health in recent years. 146 out of 200 countries or areas have already met or are on track to meet the SDG target on under-5 mortality. Effective HIV treatment has cut global AIDS-related deaths by 52 per cent since 2010 and at least one neglected tropical disease has been eliminated in 47 countries.

However, inequalities in health care access still persist. The COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing crises have impeded progress towards Goal 3. Childhood vaccinations have experienced the largest decline in three decades, and tuberculosis and malaria deaths have increased compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all.

To overcome these setbacks and address long-standing health care shortcomings, increased investment in health systems is needed to support countries in their recovery and build resilience against future health threats.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

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 Memom Organisation

WMO 2002 London UK E

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 Molecular Imaging Society

WMIS 2011 Culver City CA USA C

World Mosquito Program

WMP Clayton VIC Australia G

World Mountain People Association

WMPA 2001 Paris France C

World Muscle Society

WMS 1995 Totnes UK C v

World Mycotoxin Forum

WMF 2001 Bilthoven Netherlands F c

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 Neighbors

WN 1951 Oklahoma City OK USA G v

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 Brussels Belgium B

World Organization of Talented Children

WOTC 1995 Chisinau Moldova D

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World ORT

WO 1880 London UK C

World Orthopaedic Concern

WOC 1975 F

World Ovarian Cancer Coalition

2016 C

World Packaging Organisation

WPO 1968 Vienna Austria C y

World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition

WPCC 2014 C y

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 Pickleball Federation


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


World Radiography Educational Trust Foundation

WRETF 1965 London UK G 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 Rowing

1892 Lausanne Switzerland B y

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