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When: Wednesday June 13 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

“….The past webinars we have addressed many of the critical issues to be prepared to address the negotiations and discussions during the Río+20 World Conference.  This is now the time for the final drive. A shared focus on economic, environmental and social goals is a hallmark of sustainable development and represents a broad consensus on which the world can build (Sachs, 2012).

Health has regained its position in the draft document of “The Future We Want”, and there are initiatives from several sectors to move forward the agenda on health.

We will address in this seminar the call to all those supporting or attending the Río Conference. We will review the advances to date, the WHO/PAHO actions during the World Conference, and the key issues that have to be addressed.

We expect during this seminar to set the stage for the immediate action during the next 9 critical days of the Conference, for those attending, supporting or following it from their countries.…..”

12:00 -  Welcome and Introduction (Carlos Santos Burgoa, Senior Advisor and Coordinator of Occupational and Environmental Risks)

12:05  -  Advancing the integration of Health and Sustainable Development during the World Summit - Maria Neira, Head of Environmental Health at the World Health Organization (WHO)

12:15  -  Health equity is a development outcome: PAHO perspectives in the sustainable development agenda - Mirta Roses Periago, Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO Director)

12:30  -  The health agenda of Rio+20 – a country perspective - Guilherme Franco Netto, Environmental Health Surveillance General Coordination

12:40  -  Questions and Remarks

12:50  -  Comments:  Luiz A. Galvão, Manager, Sustainable Development and Environmental Health, PAHO / WHO

Closing remarks Agnes Soares, Advisor Environmental Epidemiology, SDE, PAHO/WHO

How to participate

In person:
525 23rd ST NW
Washington DC, 20037 Room 1017 – 12h to 13:30h Eastern Time (WDC)

Online: via Elluminate
- Spanish room: 
- English room:


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