Issue: November 2016
Section: Diabetes views
WDD 2016 around the world
World Diabetes Day (WDD) has been celebrated as the official awareness day for diabetes for 25 years, since 1991. IDF and the World Health Organization created the initiative in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes worldwide. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225.
Today, the World Diabetes Day campaign isn’t limited to just one day:
- WDD is a platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year.
- WDD is leading global efforts to promote coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.
With over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories, IDF represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The following compilation represents a snapshot of all the awareness activities organized by the IDF’s global diabetes community to mark World Diabetes Day 2016.
Visit www.idf.org/wdd-events to see a more comprehensive overview of planned activities this November.