March 27, 2015: The World Health Organization’s Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity has commenced its regional consultations and hearings. The first in the series, the Western Pacific Region Consultation was held in Manila on March 24. Our President, Sania Nishtar, Co-chair of the Commission led the consultation. The commission has recently opened its Interim report for an online consultation. An accompanying Commentary in The Lancet authored by co-chairs, Sir Peter Gluckman and Sania Nishtar along with Timothy Armstrong from the WHO Secretariat highlights the global burden of childhood obesity and underscores the need for effective strategies to tackle childhood and adolescent obesity in different contexts around the world.