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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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Dec 03, 23

World Obesity calls for investing in obesity as part of climate action at COP28

MENA organisations have committed to launching the MENA Association of Obesity in the spring 2024.

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News Dec 01, 23

New EU Horizon-funded project OBCT launches!

We are delighted to announce our involvement in a new EU Horizon-funded project, OBCT.

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News Dec 01, 23

World Obesity in India urges action to meet UN sustainable development goals

World Obesity Federation was represented by AIAARO at the 76th Regional Committee of the WHO South-East Asia Region.

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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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Mar 04, 23

World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day occurs every year on March 4th! Stay up to date by signing up to our newsletter.

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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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