WHO European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity. Conference report






2007, 33 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 7281 6
This publication is only available online.

The WHO European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity was held on 15-17 November 2006, in Istanbul, Turkey, and was organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in collaboration with the European Commission and hosted by the Turkish Government.

This report highlights the main topics covered, the key directions of the discussion, the commitments made and the satellite events that complemented this important conference, whose main achievement was the unanimous adoption of the European Charter on Counteracting Obesity.

It should be read with interest by policy-makers and public alike who are keen to understand and learn to counteract the real threat of obesity in the European Region today.