UHC is

Universal health coverage (UHC) ensures all people, everywhere, can get the quality health services they need without facing financial hardship. It is a fundamentally political goal, rooted in the right to health. It is also one of the smartest investments any country can make.


Every year on 12 December, thousands mobilize on International Universal Health Coverage Day to call for strong, equitable health systems that leave no one behind. And now that leaders from every country have committed to Health for All once again, we’ve heard enough talk. This 12.12, join us to demand action.

  • 12.12.2012

    The United Nations unanimously endorses a historic resolution urging all countries to accelerate progress toward UHC as an essential priority for international development.
  • 12.12.2014

    The Universal Health Coverage Coalition begins to celebrate 12 December as UHC Day, to hold leaders accountable to their promise of #HealthForAll.
  • 12.12.2017

    The United Nations officially designates 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.
  • 12.12.2019

    A global movement will call on world leaders to Keep the Promise they made at the 2019 High-Level Meeting on UHC and achieve #HealthForAll by 2030.

UN High-Level Meeting on UHC

All member states are on the record as having adopted the most ambitious and comprehensive political declaration on health in history. Now, it is our turn to send them a message: Keep the promise.


Here are our Key Asks:

Ensure Political Leadership Beyond Health

Commit to achieve UHC for healthy lives and well-being for all at all stages, as a social contract.

Leave No One Behind

Pursue equity in access to quality health services with financial protection.

Regulate and Legislate

Create a strong, enabling regulatory and legal environment responsive to people’s needs.


Uphold Quality of Care

Build quality health systems that people and communities trust.

Invest More, Invest Better

Sustain public financing and harmonize health investments.

Move Together

Establish multi-stakeholder mechanisms for engaging the whole of society for a healthier world.

How will you take action for #HealthForAll?

12.12 Coordination Group, powered by UHC2030

The UHC Day Coordination Group (12.12.CG) is powered by UHC2030, a multi-stakeholder partnership driving the global movement to build strong health systems for universal health coverage.


Since its establishment in 2016, UHC2030 is proud to have supported partners around the world to organize events each UHC Day. Building on its experience and mandate, UHC2030 is uniquely positioned to coordinate UHC Day observations across the UN system and countries around the world.