The World Obesity Federation

The World Obesity Federation (World Obesity), formerly the International Association for the Study of Obesity and the International Obesity Task Force, is the only global organisation focused exclusively on obesity.

World Obesity represents stakeholders in high-, medium- and low-income countries, including experts, advocates, patients and practitioners. It is a lead partner to global agencies on obesity, including the World Health Organization (WHO) – with which it has formal consultative status, approved by the World Health Assembly.

This enables World Obesity to align members to drive and support obesity-related targets within the UN system as well as through the Global Syndemic1 recommendations of the Lancet Commission on Obesity. The World Obesity Federation takes a holistic view of obesity from cause and prevention to treatment.