On World Health Day, UN urges global efforts to halt rise in diabetes

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Health Day with a strong call for stepping up global efforts to halt the rise in diabetes and improve the lives of those living with this dangerous but preventable and treatable disease.

UN expert urges global regulatory regime to battle artery-clogging junk foods

Calling today for a new global agreement to regulate unhealthy diets, the United Nations expert on the right to food urged swift action from governments to help change the way the world eats, as obesity-related health problems now kill more people than tobacco.

UN health agency meets with NGOs to push healthy diet in battle against disease

The United Nations health agency today sought the full support of leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the health and consumer fields as it pushed ahead with plans to encourage healthier diets and increased physical activity to curb chronic diseases, which account for nearly 60 per cent of annual deaths worldwide.