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Childhood Obesity – A Development Time-bomb
22 Sep 2017 -  Childhood Obesity – A Development Time-bomb: Learning from SIDS to accelerate multi-sectoral action in support of the 2025 NCDs targets and the SDGs.
The Caribbean and Pacific small island developing States (SIDS) are sub-regions of the world with particularly high burdens of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which threaten the achievement of sustainable development in these already vulnerable countries. Obesity is a disease in its own right, but it is also a major risk factor for many of the NCDs, and there is growing concern, specifically, about the alarming rate at which childhood obesity is increasing. Caribbean and Pacific SIDS have been focusing on this issue at the highest level. This Side Event will provide an opportunity to share the experiences of these regions, and others, in providing an enabling and less obesogenic environment for their people, especially the children.
Co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Barbados and Canada, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition.
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