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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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News Nov 01, 23

Co-creating policy with youth: celebrating the achievements of CO-CREATE

The CO-CREATE project culminated in a Final Conference celebrating the projects' many achievements and impact.

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News Nov 01, 23

Remembering Professor Philip James: A pioneer of obesity research

World Obesity Federation pays tribute to Professor Philip James, who passed away aged 85 in London.

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News Oct 17, 23

The impact of weight bias globally: how to shift the stigma

The World Obesity Federation releases position statement by global obesity community addressing weight stigma.

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World Obesity Resources

We have a wide range of resources available for you to download, read, use or purchase.

  • Policy Dossiers - These provide evidence and resources to help policymakers, NGOs and others.
  • Journals - World Obesity publishes four scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Image Bank - A gallery of free-to-use images to ensure accurate, non-biased, and respectful images are widely available.
  • Resource Library - We produce a range of statements, responses, papers and reports related to obesity.
  • Obesity: The Other Pandemic of the 21st Century - This work features contributions from leading experts in the field of obesity management and prevention.

Our Members

World Obesity Federation is a membership organisation representing national and regional associations dedicated to the study and management of obesity and related comorbidities.

Our membership body currently comprises more than 80 associations in over 100 countries and territories.

Our members are organisations representing healthcare professionals, researchers, policy specialists and those with lived experience of obesity. As well as a membership programme for non-profit organisations, World Obesity runs a Champions programme for partners.

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Upcoming Events

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ICO Jun 26, 24

International Congress on Obesity (ICO) 2024

ICO 2024 takes place from 24 - 29 June in São Paulo, Brazil! Super early bird registration is now open.

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Member Apr 04, 24

FLASO & SPEO Congress 2024

The 15th Congress of the Latin American Federation of Obesity Societies (FLASO) takes place in Paraguay 4 - 6 April 2024

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Member Feb 01, 24

Nordic Obesity Meeting 2024

Join World Obesity member, the Finnish Association for the Study of Obesity (FASO) at NOM24 in Helsinki, Finland.

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