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History

Founded 1986, as International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO). Merged with International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) to become a single entity, but both retaining names, Aug 2002, when IASO became a registered NGO in the World Health Organization (WHO) system. Re-branded under current title, 2014. Also referred to as World Obesity Federation. UK Registered Charity: 1076981.

Aims

Lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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Activities

Events/meetings; publishing activities; knowledge management/information dissemination; research/documentation; advocacy/lobbying/activism; networking/liaising; certification/accreditation; training/education; standards/guidelines.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 52 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

D3711

Last News Received

2019
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