The role and value of WHO in today's global obesity landscape – A World Obesity webinar

Event Type
Target Audience
Commissioners of care and other obesity interested organisation representatives
Healthcare professionals
Movement and Exercise professionals

World Obesity is delighted to invite you to a webinar for members and patient advocates to better understand the role and value of WHO in today’s global obesity landscape on Thursday 19th October from 15:30-16:30 BST.

Recognised as one of the most pressing current public health challenges, the prevalence of obesity continues its upward trajectory in most countries, and COVID-19 only has aggravated this situation. Now more than ever it is clear that WHO will not achieve its Triple Billion Targets without addressing obesity, nor does any national government have a chance to fully meet their targets to halt the rise of adult and childhood obesity. As the directing and coordinating authority for health within the UN System, WHO's mission is to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Access to affordable and adequate health care is a human right and universal healthcare is a key principle guiding WHO's work.

As a non-state actor in official relations with WHO, World Obesity, its Members and close patient advocates have the privilege and opportunity to participate in a number of central high level activities and attend important high-level events in the global health space. Join us on Tuesday 19th October from 15:30-16:30 BST for a Members and patient advocates webinar that will explain the value of WHO in today’s global health landscape and explore opportunities for WOF and its network to engage with the Organization, now and in the future. Specifically, the objective of the webinar will be to:

  • To explain the value of WHO in global health;
  • To describe the relationships between World Obesity, its Members and WHO;
  • To describe the success of past resolutions;
  • To use the recent resolution on Diabetes as a guide to propose a way forward for a resolution on obesity.

You can register here to participate in the webinar.