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Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge

  • World Health Organization Geneva Switzerland (map)

20 May 2018: 09:45 - 13:00 Central European Time | Geneva, Switzerland

Aims of the event

  • To raise awareness and profile of the work and goals of WHO and other global health agencies based in Geneva, highlighting the city’s role as a global health capital in improving global health.
  • Engage World Health Assembly delegates, the UN family and the Geneva community in a celebration of WHO’s 70th birthday.
  • Launch a global movement to promote health and particularly physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable future

WHO has been joined by the Ville and Canton of Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations, the United Nations Office at Geneva, Permanent Missions to the UN offices in Geneva, and other interested parties in staging the event.

Governments, community groups, advocates of health and members of the public around the world are encouraged to stage similar events during 2018 as part of WHO’s 70th anniversary and in support of promoting healthier lifestyles and access to health for all through universal health coverage.

Not in Geneva?

You can still take part

But you do not have to be in Geneva to participate.

Anywhere in the world, you can join the health for all movement by showing what you are doing to promote a healthy life.

Stage an event

If you are interested in staging your own similar event, please contact WHO at for more information.


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