The SIOG Board has decided to initiate preliminary activities to help SIOG achieve its mission with regard to advocacy.
SIOG must increase public and political awareness of the worldwide cancer in the elderly epidemic and the need for a specific approach to address the problem by engaging with political institutions, international organizations, advocacy networks... and by participating in international advocacy activities.
- SIOG: A member of the UICC to put cancer on the global health and development of agendas
- SIOG: supports the World Cancer Declaration and participates actively each year in the World Cancer Day advocacy campaign
- SIOG: supports the UN resolution on NCDs issued at the May 2013 World Health Assembly with a letter of support to the Swiss Federal health department engaging them in putting cancer and geriatrics on the Swiss global health agenda.