May 20, 2014: It is with great pleasure that we refer to World Health Organization’s announcement, yesterday at the World Health Assembly in Geneva about the establishment of a new high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. Our President, Dr Sania Nishtar, has been appointed to co-Chair the new Commission along with Sir Peter Gluckman, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Among the Commissioners are global experts and distinguished opinion leaders. The Commission and its working groups will meet several times over the year and is expected to produce a report in early 2015 outlining a plan of action and accountability to address global childhood obesity. WHO’ press release on the subject can be accessed here. For further details are posted on the WHO commission website.