National action

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Advocacy and Networks Team © UICC 2016

In the lead up to the 2011 UN High Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), UICC's advocacy team worked with a small group of UICC members to advocate for a strong outcome for the cancer community.  Known as the CAN25by25 network, this group continues to play a critical role in positioning cancer and other NCDs as a global health and development issue, securing cancer-specific commitments from governments around the world, and helping to drive their implementation at national level. CAN25by25 includes over 50 UICC members. By joining the CAN25by25 network, you will receive regular information updates on global advocacy developments, programmes, training opportunities, and advocacy resources that can support your work at national level.  You will also have a unique opportunity to help strengthen our global advocacy efforts in three key areas:

  • Communications: Help us disseminate and promote key cancer and NCD messages
  • Evidence-based advocacy: Share data, and examples of good practices in cancer prevention and control from your country
  • Technical Expertise: Provide input into UICC position papers, factsheets, and contributions to UN and WHO consultation processes

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Upcoming events include:

  • The WHO Global Conference on NCDs will be hosted in Montevideo, Uruguay from 18-20 October, 2017.
  • The World Cancer Leaders' Summit will be hosted in Mexico City, Mexico, 11-15 November, 2017.
  • The next Global NCD Forum in Sharjah, UAE from 9-11 December 2017, co-hosted by the NCD Alliance and Friends of Cancer Patients.
  • We expect the next UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs in summer or fall of 2018, TBC.
Last update: 
Thursday 29 June 2017