Health promotion

Promoting health, promoting sustainable development: It’s our health, our future, our choice

Children practicing Latin-dancing in China
EPA/Bin Han

16 September 2016 – How can everyone on the planet, from people living in cities to remote communities, attain the highest level of health? All-of-government action, healthy environments and an empowered and informed public are essential. A healthy population is also key to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 9th Global conference on health promotion, being held on 21-24 November 2016 this November in Shanghai, will profile these and other innovative actions to promote health.


  • 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.

  • June 2013

    Outcomes of 8th Global Conference

    The participants to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion endorsed the Helsinki Statement on Health in All Policies in which they prioritize health and equity as a core responsibility of governments to its peoples, affirm the compelling and urgent need for effective policy coherence for health and well-being and recognize that this will require political will, courage and strategic foresight.

  • 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.

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