Planning healthy and sustainable meetings (2018)



Meetings and events at the WHO Regional Office for Europe are a fundamental part of its work and the workplace culture. They serve as an important time for people to connect in order to communicate, strategize and solve problems effectively.

WHO’s meetings and events represent a significant amount of time in any given working week; they may last for a whole day or for several days and can therefore have a direct impact on the health of their participants, as well as on the environment.

Giving access to healthy foods and beverages, requiring a tobacco-free environment, encouraging physical activity, and focusing on sustainability at meetings provide opportunities to create a culture of health and well-being, and to protect and minimize the impact on the environment.