Social determinants of health

World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, 19-21 October 2011

Adoption of Rio Political Declaration

WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, speaking at the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health

WHO convened a global conference during 19-21 October 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to build support for the implementation of action on social determinants of health (SDH). The conference brought together over 1,000 participants representing 125 Member States and a diverse group of stakeholders. The event was attended among others by Michel Temer, Vice President of Brazil and Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. On 21 October, 2011 participating Member States adopted the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health.