The 6th Global Conference on Health Promotion
"Policy and Partnership for Action: Addressing the Determinants of Health", Bangkok, Thailand, 7-11 August 2005
The 6th Global Conference on Health Promotion, organized by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, on 7-11 August 2005.
This conference is the latest in the series which began in Ottawa in 1986 and produced the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion. This benchmark conference was followed by Adelaide (1988), Sundsvall (1991), Jakarta (1997) and Mexico-City (2000).
Almost 20 years later, many things have changed in the world, including the impact of globalization, the internet, greater moves towards private sector involvement in public health, emphasis on a sound evidence-based approach and cost-effectiveness. The 6th Global Conference has been convened to meet these challenges and to better exploit the opportunities presented for health promotion in the 21st Century.
The United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok hosts a maximum of 700 participants. Therefore, delegates will be invited in accordance with health promotion partnership principles and the best-practice evidence in each WHO region. The invitation process will also consider the balance in gender and geographic regions. While the conference language is English, the plenary sessions will be simultaneously translated to Spanish and French.