Children's environmental health

3rd International WHO Conference on Environmental Threats to the Health of Children

Busan, Republic of Korea, 7-10 June 2009

This conference, hosted by the Ministry of Environment in Korea in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Family Planning, and organized by the WHO jointly with national and international partners, was supported by many organizations involved on actions about preventing childhood diseases through healthy environments.

The event aimed at extending the recognition of children's environmental health needs and providing a platform for the exchange of scientific experiences, for learning about research efforts, and promoting protectives policies. It will also enable us to work out why existing global efforts have not progressed more rapidly and what needs to be done, both in developing and industrialized countries.