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U.N. Side Event on Physical Activity and NCDs: Seizing the Opportunity, Building for Tomorrow
Anne Spencer | Jun 26, 2012
This report provides an overview of the Side Event on Physical Activity and NCDs,
which took place September 18, 2011, in front of the UN High-level Meeting on
Non-Communicable Diseases, in New York City. The Side Event was organized
by the American College of Sports Medicine, in partnership with Wellness Week
organizers (the Pan American Health Organization and the World Economic
Forum), the CDC/WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health,
and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. United by a shared
conviction about the role of physical activity and sports in contributing to healthy
people and heath-enabling environments, the Side Event drew the U.S. Surgeon
General, national ministers of health, Olympic athletes, delegates to the U.N.
High-Level Meeting, and leaders from nonprofit organizations, philanthropies,
governments and business.
UN Side Event Report
Citation: American College of Sports Medicine. U.N. Side Event on Physical Activity and NCDs: Seizing the Opportunity, Building for Tomorrow. 2012. Available from www.acsm.org/unsideevent