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Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge

May 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organized by World Health Organization (WHO)

May 20
9:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Geneva, Switzerland


On the eve of the 71st World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) will stage “Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge” event on Sunday 20 May. Families and friends are invited to participate in this first-ever event, which will be both a celebration of health and the Organization’s 70th birthday in 2018. It will be a free and inclusive event that will connect international and local Geneva, and be open to families and teams of colleagues to participate in many ways, including walking, jogging, running, dancing and using wheelchairs.

The event will be held over three connected routes approximately 3 kilometres, 5 kilometres and 8 kilometres in length, starting and ending at Place des Nations, and linking WHO, Jardin Botanique, Villa Barton on the lake foreshore and Bains des Pâquis.

The gathering point and centre of activities, from yoga and Zumba to face painting for children and music, will be Place des Nations, and the scheduled timings for participants are as follows:

1) 9:45 AM: People gather, participate in activities and warm-ups.
2) 10:30 AM: Welcoming ceremony
3) 11:00 AM: Event commencement
4) 1:00 PM: Conclusion

At each location, there will be activities run by and promoting WHO and a wide range of international and local health actors.  Health-related themes that underpin the General Programme of Work will be reflected at each location, including promoting healthy lives for all, universal health coverage, health action in emergencies and strengthening country-level impact.

To volunteer to support the preparations and staging of the event, please contact the organizers by emailing walkthetalk@who.int.


May 20, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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