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

Agreement Concerning Cooperation in the Quarantine of Plants and Their Protection Against Pests and Diseases

1959 T g

Agreement Concerning Cooperation to Ensure Compliance with the Regulations for Preventing the Pollution of the Sea by Oil

1967 T g

Agreement Concerning Sickness Benefits and Benefits in Respect of Pregnancy and Confinement

1975 T g

Agreement for Dispensing with Bills of Health

1934 T g

Agreement for Dispensing with Consular Visas on Bills of Health

1934 Washington DC USA T g

Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and for the Encouragement of International Trade and Investment

1973 T g

Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Registration of Congenital Abnormalities

1979 T g

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g

Agreement on the Exchange of War Cripples between Member Countries of the Council of Europe with a View to Medical Treatment

1955 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1960 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on Transboundary Cooperation with a View to Preventing or Limiting Harmful Effects for Human Beings, Property or the Environment in the Event of Accidents

1989 T g

Agreement Respecting Facilities to be Given to Merchant Seamen for the Treatment Venereal Disease

1924 T g

Agreement to Facilitate the Sanitary Control of Traffic

1955 T g

Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy

ANH Academy 2015 London UK G v

Agroecology Fund

AEF 2012 F f

AHC Federation of Europe

AHCFE 2013 D

Ahimsa Fund

2011 Lyon France F f

AID FOR AIDS International

AFA 1996 New York NY USA G

Aid for International Medicine

AIM 1964 Rockland DE USA N

Aid to Children Without Parents

ACWP 1988 San Jose CA USA N v

Aid To Southeast Asia

ASA 1989 Minneapolis MN USA G

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F

Aide au développement international

ADI 1998 Liège Belgium G

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G

Aide internationale pour l'enfance

AIPE 2000 Longueuil QC Canada G

Aide médicale et développement

AMD 1986 Grenoble France G

Aide médicale internationale à l'enfance

L'AMIE 1969 Sainte-Foy QC Canada G

Aide odontologique internationale

AOI 1983 Montrouge France G

AIDS Action Europe

2004 Berlin Germany E

AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa

ARASA 2002 Windhoek Namibia J y

AIDS Foundation East-West

AFEW 2001 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AHF 1987 Los Angeles CA USA G f

AIDS Impact

1991 London UK F

AIDS Society for Asia and the Pacific

ASAP 1990 Bangkok Thailand D v


1985 Amsterdam Netherlands G f



AIP Foundation

1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f

Air Pollution & Climate Secretariat

AirClim 1982 Gothenburg Sweden G

Air Serv International

1984 Warrenton VA USA G

Airline Ambassadors International

AAI 1996 Arlington VA USA G

Akvo Foundation

2006 The Hague Netherlands G f

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

1939 Boston MA USA G

Albinism Europe


Albinism World Alliance

1992 East Hampstead NH USA N

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

AG Bell Washington DC USA J

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N

Alianza Latinoamericana de Salud Global



1978 Minneapolis MN USA G


2009 Dakar Senegal C