The Union for International Cancer Control's (UICC):

  • Over 1000 organisations in more than 160 countries, represents the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health and patient groups and includes influential policy makers researchers and experts in cancer.
  • The organisation is dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite and support the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden promote greater equity.
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    UICC and its multisectoral partners are committed to encouraging governments to look towards the implementation and scale-up of quality and sustainable programmes that address the global burden of cancer and other NCDs.
  • UICC is also a founding member of the NCD Alliance, a global civil society network that now represents almost 2,000 organisations in 170 countries.
  • UICC is governed by its member organisations, which meet in a general assembly, held in conjunction with the World Cancer Congress, every two years.
  • Between assemblies, a board of 17 directors, elected by the General Assembly, act as the executive body of UICC.
  • UICC works closely with key international UN agencies including: the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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