NOW AVAILABLE - BANGKOK DECLARATION ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

ISPAH are excited to announce that the Bangkok Declaration, launched at the recent ISPAH 2016 congress, is now available - download your copy here

The Bangkok Declaration (BKKD) is a consensus statement on the importance of physical activity for global health and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and identifies how population based action on physical activity will contribute to achieving eight of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agreed in 2015. The particular focus of the BKK Declaration is on these important and political relevant co benefits of action to increase physical activity.
 
As a follow up to the Toronto Charter (2010) and the 7 Best Investments for Physical Activity (2011), the BKKD is a short 4-page advocacy tool and road map for investment and actions at country, regional and global levels. It provides a clear case for partnerships with sectors inside and outside of health and is a new lever for advocacy and investments aligned with the SDG 2030 Agenda.
 
The BKKD was developed by ISPAH in partnership with the ISPAH2016 host ThaiHealth Foundation and is part of a set of regional and global efforts to support the growing social movement on physical activity. Six specific actions are outlined, which if implemented in all countries would advance progress towards achieving the 2025 target of increasing levels of physical activity by 10%. Working closely with all interested sectors in all regions, the global movement will include efforts to secure a Resolution on Physical Activity at the WHO World Health Assembly in 2017/2018.
 
ISPAH wishes to thank all contributors to the BKKD and encourages everyone to read and shard the declaration as widely as possible. It is vital that we engage as many stakeholders and new partners to raise the attention and seek implementation of the known effective actions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours.

Do you have any ideas on how the BKKD could be developed into additional supporting materials (e.g. infographics)? We would love to hear from you - get in touch with us via email