Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

Governance: Development of a draft global action plan to promote physical activity

Assignment given to WHO by the Executive Board

Further to the decision of the 140th session of the Executive Board to request the WHO Director-General to develop a draft global action plan to promote physical activity, the WHO Secretariat prepared a draft global action plan and conducted wide consultation with Member States, international experts, interested stakeholders and held an open on line consultation during August and September 2017. Over 120 submissions were received with comments from multiple sectors including from the medial and health, sports medicine, sports and recreation, education, UN agencies, Member States, research and academic community, the private sector and members of the community. Submitted comments are available here.

Informed by the feedback received, the WHO Secretariat has prepared an updated Draft 2 of the global action plan for submission to the Executive Board 142nd Session in January 2018.

If you have any queries about the development process and the draft action plan please email: gappa@who.int

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Last update:

20 December 2017 10:42 CET

Webinars for online consultation on the development of the global action plan on physical activity