Health promotion

9th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Shanghai 2016

Leaders from governments and United Nations organizations, city chiefs and health experts from around the world today made two landmark commitments to promote public health – stressing the links between health and wellbeing and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals – and to advance health through improved management of urban environments.

Health for all and all for health

21 November 2016 – Promoting health is central to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. The '9th Global Conference on Health Promotion' in Shanghai on 21–24 November will chart a new course for the next 15 years, aimed at inspiring national governments, municipal leaders and other stakeholders to grasp the great potential of promoting health across all sectors of society.


  • 18 May 2017

    Health Literacy and Social Mobilization to achieve the SDGs

    The Alliance for Health Promotion will mark its 20th Anniversary organizing a conference on Thursday, 18 May 2017, with the support of WHO.

  • May 2015

    Framework for country action across sectors for health and health equity

    The 67th World Health Assembly (Resolution WHA 67.12) requested the WHO Director-General to prepare, for the consideration of the 68th World Health Assembly, a “Framework for Country Action Across Sectors for Health and Health Equity”, which could be used in different contexts, taking into account the Helsinki Statement on Health in All Policies. In keeping with the request to the Director-General a draft framework was developed in three rounds of informal consultations.

  • March 2015

    World Congress on Dental Care 2015

    At the end of World Congress 2015, the Tokyo Declaration on Dental care and oral health for healthy longevity was adopted to call upon health policy-makers and professionals to significantly reduce the global disease burden, promote greater equity, and integrate oral health promotion into the NCD prevention and control and development agenda.


Shanghai Declaration

A view of Shanghai airport.

The Shanghai Declaration on Health Promotion has been endorsed by the participants of the conference.

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