This Global status report on physical activity is WHO’s first dedicated global assessment of global progress on country implementation of policy recommendations of the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030. It also presents an estimate of the cost to health systems of not taking action to improve physical activity levels and reinforces the urgency to position physical activity as a shared, whole-of-government priority, and to strengthen coordination and partnerships to promote physical activity.
In 2021, World Vision published its first analysis of the differences in the cost of a common food basket in Price Shocks: How COVID-19 is triggering a pandemic of child malnutrition and what is needed to prevent this from happening. The World Vision survey conducted for that report revealed the devastating impacts of rising food prices in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa on the most vulnerable. In a follow-up
survey conducted in 2022, World Vision again looked at the lingering impacts of the pandemic, as well as the crises and drivers further compounding these rising costs, their impact on the worsening global hunger crisis and, ultimately, what this means for the most vulnerable girls and boys.
The 2022 Global Strategy progress report provides an assessment of the situation of women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health in this third year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s adolescent-friendly report provides a new resource for girl advocates featuring first of its kind data analysis on the quantitative effect of conflict on child marriage, as well as longitudinal research based on more than 600 interviews with young women and girls married as children.
This annual survey of over 4,000 young women, over 1,000 young men and over 900 HR decision makers reveals the extent
of the financial difficulties young women are facing in 2022 as they come out of a pandemic and into a cost of living crisis.
Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people provides an update on key youth labour market indicators and trends, focusing on the impact of the COVID‑19 crisis and on how targeted and sustained investments in the green, blue, digital, creative and care economies can support a human‑centred recovery and help to improve the labour market for young people.
The Global Plastics Outlook: Economic Drivers, Environmental Impacts and Policy Options offers a unique quantified picture of the full lifecycle of plastics globally, including production, consumption, waste, recycling, disposal, leakage and greenhouse gas emissions. Five key findings summarize the current challenges while four critical levers are put forward to make the plastics lifecycle more circular.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three quarters of deaths in the world. Their drivers are social, environmental, commercial and genetic, and their presence is global. Every year 17 million people under the age of 70 die of NCDs, and 86% of them live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
This article reviews the latest global and country numbers of occupational accidents and work-related illnesses and related economic costs in selected countries and regions, compared to the numbers for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The authors examine the types of occupations most at risk of infection and provide examples of COVID-19 experience from three countries in different regions (Italy, Republic of Korea and South Africa). Finally, actions to strengthen health and safety in the workplace are recommended to be taken by the various stakeholders.
Despite the high degree of feminization, the health
and care sector faces gender inequalities, including
with respect to pay. This report is the first of its kind:
a global and sector-wide gender pay gap analysis
using data from 54 countries, which together
represent about 40% of the sector’s wage employees
across the world.