Get ready for the 5th edition on 26 May 2024!

The Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge returns on Sunday, 26 May 2024 to Geneva, Switzerland to provide a healthy kickstart to the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly. WHO is joining with the UN family, Member States, athletes, local sports clubs health partners and the Geneva community to celebrate the importance of healthy lifestyles and demonstrate measures to safely conduct public events.

This in-person event will invite participants to run, walk, use your wheelchair, or move in any other way over two routes: 3 km and 4.2 km. People of all ages and abilities will gather at Place des Nations from approximately 09:00, when fun warm-ups start, before the 09.30 official opening.
 

Aims of the event

  • Promote #HealthForAll and, particularly a healthy lifestyle, for a healthier humanity.
  • Raise awareness and profile of the work and goals of WHO and other health agencies in Geneva, highlighting the city’s role as the global health capital in improving health. • Engage delegates to the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly, which starts on 27 May 2024, and the United Nations family, non-State actors and the Geneva community in a celebration of #HealthForAll.
  • Show the strong connection between “international” and “local” Geneva.
     

What?

  • A free physical activity event for all, including for people walking, running and using wheelchairs, offering 2 distances (short 3km and long 4.2km) around “international” and “local” Geneva linking key health, international and touristic landmarks.
  • An inclusive event open to all ages and abilities, with accessible routes to enable participation of, as many people as possible.
  • Other activities and interactive events will be located along the routes.
     

Who can attend?

The event is open to all participants of all ages, including the general public, students and their families, WHO Member State delegations, staff from international organizations, non-governmental organizations other World Health Assembly participants, and advocates for health. To keep the focus on “health for all”, participants are kindly asked to avoid promotion of issues of a political nature. We also remind of the importance of respectful and appropriate written and spoken references to all participants.
 

How can you support?

There are many ways you can take part:

  1. Mobilize: build enthusiasm at your schools and workplaces to join the 26 May 2024 event in Geneva.
  2. Leadership: invite senior leadership from your organizations to participate.
  3. Come together: create a team in your organization and join the #HealthForAll movement.
  4. Bring your families to join in the fun – the two distances and activities along the way provide something for all.
     

 

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