The World Health Organisation is hosting an open web-based consultation on a first draft Global Action Plan to Promote Physical Activity. The consultation is open until 22 September 2017. Member States, UN organizations and non-State actors are invited to submit their comments. In 2013, a global voluntary target was set by the World Health Assembly to reduce physical inactivity by 10% by 2025, but progress towards achieving this target has been slow.
Although 86% of countries have developed national NCD action plans, which – in 71% of countries -- include operational plans for reducing physical inactivity, progress on implementation has been challenging. The Republic of Ireland’s first National Physical Activity Plan was published in 2016. IPH contributed to the development of a Physical Activity Report Card for Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2016.