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ACTIVE. HEALTHY. HAPPY.
The Active Well-being Initiative (AWI) helps cities and organisations to improve the lives of their citizens through the promotion of physical activity, sport and well-being for all. In a world which is facing increasing health problems, the AWI model advocates for more sustainable urban living and calls for new forms of governance. It provides a suite of standards, tools and services, road-tested with a group of pilot cities, and empowers city leaders, their communities and citizens to drive change. Cities are invited to join the movement and see their efforts certified by the Global Active City label.

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What the Active Well-being Initiative has designed is a unique model that helps us to capture and meet the complexity of our task, with a focus on action, impact and continual improvement.
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Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

MAYOR OF BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

It’s exciting to witness how members of our alliance see the benefits of working together and how the framework promoted by the Active Well-being Initiative acted as a catalyst for a number of new integrated actions.
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Espen Johnsen

MAYOR OF LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY

Coordinated and cross-sectorial action is needed everywhere. WHO welcomes and supports innovative approaches such as the IOC-supported Active Well-being Initiative and its Global Active City label.
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Dr Fiona Bull

PROGRAMME MANAGER, NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCD) PREVENTION, WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

I encourage every city in the world to consider the proposed model to improve accessibility to a healthy and active lifestyle for all. 
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Thomas Bach

PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
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The AWI is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote physical activity, sport and well-being for all.
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Last call to join seven #European cities and one national sports council at our #activecities workshop from 7-9 March - the booking deadline is tomorrow. #HealthyCities goo.gl/g9BwPd
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Articles on the #GlobalActiveCity movement and the example of our pilot partner #Liverpool will appear in the next @SportandCitizen journal https://t.co/qql7CfteQn
1 week ago
Last call to join seven #European cities and one national sports council at our #activecities workshop from 7-9 March - the booking deadline is tomorrow. #HealthyCities https://t.co/TsiGO0eL4z
1 week ago
How has Norwich, Vermont (pop. 3,000) produced 11 #Olympians? Is it because children of all abilities are encouraged to participate in #physicalactivity & #teamsports? https://t.co/I4RQbxQPOo
2 weeks ago
We have 10 delegates from 4 #EUcities signed up to our #GlobalActiveCity workshop from 7-9 March. To find out how to boost #physicalactivity in #municipal areas, book before 17 Feb. https://t.co/6rlx2KWete
3 weeks ago
Today is #WorldCancerDay. Being physically #active is one of @WHO’s 10 principal recommendations to reduce the risk of cancer. https://t.co/4qTUXlwgLE

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