Health Promotion, Social Determinants, and Sustainable Development: Reflections towards Rio +20 - O


XVII SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO

Health Promotion, Social Determinants, and Sustainable Development:
Reflections towards Rio +20

Wednesday May 30, 2012 - In English with simultaneous translation to Spanish

Time: 12:00 am - 1:30 pm - EDT ( Washington, DC USA) To check your time zone, see the World Clock

Website PAHO/WHO Rio+20 at:



12:00    Introduction:
Sofialeticia Morales
, Moderator
Senior Adviser and Team Coordinator for Health Promotion and Social Determinants of Health PAHO / WHO

12:05    Sustainable Development and Health Promotion
 - Towards the Eighth World Conference on Health Promotion in  Helsinki

Professor Peka Puska, Director General, National Institute of Health and Welfare of Finland (THL), and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the VIII World Conference on Health Promotion. He was Director General of Public Health (KTL) and Director for the Prevention of Communicable Diseases of WHO.

12:20    Health Promotion, Social Determinants, and Sustainable Development

Professor Ilona Kickbusch Director of Global Health Program, Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (IHEID) and Chairman, Global Health Europe is also a member of the Scientific Committee on the Preparation of the Eighth Global Conference on Health Promotion

12:40    Comments from the Moderator

12:45    Debate: Questions and Comments from participants

13:00    Closing Comments  

How to participate

In person:
525 23rd ST NW
Washington DC, 20037
Room B – 12h to 13:30h Eastern Time (WDC)

Online: via Elluminate link:

- Spanish room: 

- English room

Related material:

Global Atlas on cardiovascular disease prevention and control
Joint Publication of the World Health Organization the World Heart Federation Organization
editors: Shanthi Mendis, Pekka Puska and Bo Norrving
Available online PDF [164p] at:

Healthy Societies: Addressing 21st Century Health Challenges
Ilona Kickbusch
Available online PDF [62p.]

Suggested readings:

WHO – Social Determinants of Health - website:

VIII Global Health Promotion Conference – Helsinki (June 2013) website:

Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986):
Adelaide Declaration – Health in All Policies (2010):