Global Action Plan to promote activity

A draft plan for the development of a Global Action Plan on Physical Activity has been published by the World Health Organization.

A global action plan is needed because inactivity is on the rise in many countries and globally one in four adults and four out of five adolescents do not meet the global recommendations. Progress to achieving the target of reducing inactivity by 10% by 2025 (set by the World Health Assembly) and implementation of action plans has been slow.

The proposed plan will provide policy options for Member States, international partners and the World Health Organization. They will be developed in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, taking into account current scientific knowledge, available evidence, a review of international evidence, innovations and data.

The Secretariat will follow the below process for developing the global action plan for physical activity:

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization website.