20 May

A free and inclusive event open to people to walk, jog, run, wheelchair etc.

Walk the talk: the health for all challenge

Join in! As part of celebrations of the World Health Organization’s 70th anniversary in 2018, WHO is staging a major health promotion event on 20 May in Geneva on the eve of the 71st World Health Assembly.

WHO has been joined by Geneva authorities, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland and other countries to the United Nations in Geneva, the United Nations Office at Geneva, and other locally-based partners in staging this event.

Sunday 20 May, 9.45am to 1pm (including pre-activities, assembly, short welcome and 11am start).

We encourage all of you who visit Geneva to attend the World Health Assembly to join the event as part of the UHC2030 walk team.

The free walk/run event, titled Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge, will be open to people of all ages and abilities and be held over three distances (short 3 kilometres, medium 5 kilometres and long 8 kilometres). These connected routes will build a bridge between “international” and “local” Geneva and Lac Leman by linking key health, international and touristic landmarks found in the city. 


For more details about this event, please visit the event page. For Walk the Talk registration, please indicate if you plan to enter as a team and provide exact spelling of the team name as ‘UHC2030’.

Find out more about the event and how to register here.

Walk the talk flyer

Walk the talk presentation