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

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.