The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main decision-making body of the UN, representing all 193 Member States. The UNGA frequently decides to organise high-level meetings to increase awareness and consensus among heads of state on important global issues for the good of people worldwide.
ESMO participates in UN high-level meetings on topics related to cancer, such as noncommunicable diseases which include cancer, and universal health coverage.
The UN agency for health is the World Health Organization (WHO). ESMO has ‘official relations’ status with WHO since 2013. ESMO supports the 2015 United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, and the 2017 WHO Cancer Resolution which both set targets for reductions of cancer deaths and the achievement of universal health coverage by 2030.