Ninth Global Conference on Health Promotion: "Health Promotion in the Sustainable Development Goals" - Shanghai, China, 21-24 November 2016

22 Mar 2016

Ninth Global Conference on Health Promotion:

This conference, which is jointly organized by the Government of China and the World Health Organization, is the latest in the series which began in Ottawa in 1986 and produced the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion. 

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This conference, which is jointly organized by the Government of China and the World Health Organization, is the latest in the series which began in Ottawa in 1986 and produced the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion. This benchmark conference was followed by Adelaide (1988), Sundsvall (1991), Jakarta (1997), Mexico City (2000), Bangkok (2005), Nairobi (2009) and, most recently the Helsinki conference (2013).

The title of this conference is "Health Promotion in the Sustainable Development Goals". The conference slogan is "Health for All and All for Health". The aim of this high-level conference of experts and policy makers is to position health promotion at the core of sustainable development.

The conference will be a working meeting where activities and efforts will be considered from the practical perspective. Focus will be on examining the contribution of health promotion not only to health and health equity over the past 30 years since the birth of the Ottawa Charter in 1986 but also its contribution to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals over the next 15 years. The objectives of the conference are:

  • To renew the mission of health promotion for the coming decades;
  • to make explicit and optimize the role/achievement of health promotion in improving health and health equity;
  • to provide guidance to countries on the practical application of health promotion concepts and methods to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • to galvanize political commitment to health for all through the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • to enable people, governments and civil society to address social determinants of health and, for people to enable to take control of their lives in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • to exchange national experiences in improving health literacy, intensifying action across sectors and social mobilization, and creating healthy cities, community and human settlements.

The working language of the conference will be English.

More information is available on the conference website.