"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda."
The ICCP Portal is a one-stop stop for cancer prevention and control planning. It hosts topic-specific networks across the cancer care continuum that identifies best practices, key resources and gaps in those fields.
In 2012 and 2013, a new global framework and action plan for NCDs emerged, setting the goal of a 25% reduction in NCD premature mortality by 2025, shaped by 9 targets, 25 indicators, principles and recommended priority actions, including cancer-specific activities across the care continuum.
In 2015, the UN General Assembly recognised NCDs as a critical development issue, including it in the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 with a target of reducing premature mortality from NCDs by 33% by 2030.
In 2017, we saw the adoption of a cancer resolution at the World Health Assembly, and an updated Appendix 3 of the Global Action Plan on NCDs.
With these on hand, we now prepare for our next UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs in 2018, where we aim to stress the importance of translating these global commitment into national action.