Health promotion

9th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Shanghai 2016

Global leaders agree to promote health to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

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.


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