A recent report by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) found that childhood obesity rates have grown from 31 million kids in 1990 to 41 million kids in 2014. The report was presented to the WHO Director-General Margaret Chan; ECHO urges WHO to work with governments worldwide to change obesity rates. The report offered six suggestions to governments, including “preconception and pregnancy care” and promoting physical activity and healthy food consumption.

The human rights impacted in this story are the right to health and the rights of children.

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