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The Second Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa

Place: Luanda, Angola
Date: 23–26 November 2010

The Second Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa aims to enhance political commitment to sustainable development in the African region.

Participants will review how far countries have implemented the Libreville Declaration of 2008 (where health and environment ministers resolved to reduce environmental threats to human health and well-being), identify country-level actions and decide health and environmental priorities for achieving Millennium Development Goals.

They are also expected to adopt a Statement for Africa on climate change and health for the 16th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in December 2010 in Cancun, Mexico.

The four-day conference will bring together African ministers of health and environment as well as representatives from various sectors. It is organized by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Angola.

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