Consultation meeting reports
In response to World Health Assembly resolution WHA55.23, the WHO Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Cluster (NMH) embarked on a consultation process with stakeholders to develop the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. This process included meetings with Member States, with UN agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, with civil society and with the private sector. This consultation process provided the content basis for the strategy.
The following links provide access to meeting reports of the various consultations that have taken place.
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Regional consultations with Member States
WHO Member States are grouped into six regions:
WHO African Region
WHO Region for the Americas
WHO South-East Asia Region
WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
WHO European Region
WHO Western Pacific Region
These regions are organizational groupings and, while they are based on geographical terms, are not synonymous with geographical areas. Note that the WHO regions are not the same as those of the United Nations. Each WHO regional has a regional office.
The following Member States participated in the regional consultations:
Consultation with UN and other agencies
Consultation with NGOs / civil society
Report of the consultation with civil society organizations (May 2003) [pdf 50KB]
Report of the Director-General's roundtable meeting with NGOs
- DG's speaking notes: Interacting with NGOs to reduce chronic disease risks (15 May 2003)
- Press release: WHO D-G Brundtland emphasizes importance of NGO input into diet and chronic disease strategy (16 May 2003)
Consultation with private sector
Report of the consultation with industry organizations
Report of the Director-General's roundtable meeting with chief executive officers and senior executives from food and associated industries
- DG's speaking notes: Engaging with the private sector on chronic disease risks (9 May 2003)
- Press release: WHO DG Brundtland begins dialogue with food industry on diet and chronic diseases (9 May 2003)