World Obesity is now officially recognised in the United Nations!
In addition to our official relations with the World Health Organization, we are delighted to expand our presence within the United Nations (UN) and to cooperate with agencies working within the UN.
Collectively with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), we have agreed to share common objectives regarding sustainable food systems for healthy diets and the prevention of malnutrition in all its forms.
The FAO is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations system established in 1945 to lead international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO currently work with over 194 member states, and in over 130 countries worldwide. We will work together to equip individuals with the tools to lead a healthy and active life. Our joint activities will also entail broadening understanding of healthy diets and increasing the availability and access to diverse, safe, nutritious foods.
Moreover, we are officially in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Also established in 1945, ECOSOC strive to advance three pillars of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) by fostering debate and innovative thinking.
This position will enable us to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat. World Obesity will advocate for policies on obesity at the highest level, including at United Nations Headquarters in New York, and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna.
We are very much look forward to working closely with the FAO and ECOSOC.