Advocacy Agenda

World Cancer Declaration

Originally launched in 2008, the World Cancer Declaration has helped to bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policy-makers, and to drive new government commitments in the global fight against cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 

These nine visionary targets are aligned with the global ambition of a 25 percent reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025, and set out priorities for cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care.

World Cancer Declaration Targets
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We believe now is the time to harness this collective energy and commitment to drive forward progress to achieve the World Cancer Declaration targets as part of the Sustainable Development Goals and NCD agenda.

In this first year of the Sustainable Development Goals we have developed a World Cancer Declaration Progress Report that provides a midway review of national implementation successes so far, remaining challenges in realising these targets, and examples of how UICC members and partners are supporting efforts to meet each target.

Track your country’s progress in achieving the 2025 World Cancer Declaration targets by visiting your country’s report.