The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.
Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, UICC is the largest and oldest international cancer organisation. With over 1,000 members and 56 partners across 162 countries, UICC features the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes, patient groups, and industry leaders.
Over many years, UICC has earned a reputation for being an independent, objective voice for cancer control, urging governments to take action and ensure it is a priority amongst influential organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Through UICC’s UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) status, we also work closely with key UN agencies including: the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). UICC and its multisectoral partners are committed to driving shared value creation and looking towards the implementation and scale-up of quality and sustainable programmes that address the global burden of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
UICC is responsible for the World Cancer Declaration, World Cancer Day, the World Cancer Congress and the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit. Additionally, UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance, a global civil society network that now represents almost 2000 NCD organisations in 170 countries.