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Nov 21 '16 - Nov 24 '16

Promoting health, promoting sustainable development: It’s our health, our future and our choice

The Conference, 21–24 November 2016, will provide an unprecedented opportunity to reassert the significance of health promotion in improving health and health equity at the historical moment of 30 years anniversary of Ottawa Charter, and the first year of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



To highlight the critical links between promoting health and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


  • To provide guidance to Member States on how to reflect promoting health into national Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) responses, and how to accelerate progress on SDG targets.
  • Exchange national experiences in:
  • strengthening good governance for health through action across government sectors;
  • broadening and strengthening social mobilization; and
  • promoting health literacy.
  • To highlight the health sector’s changing role as the key advocate for promoting health.
  • To highlight the crucial role that cities – and municipal leaders, especially Mayors – play in promoting health (creating Healthy Cities), in the context of an increasingly urbanized global population.


  1. Ministers of Agriculture, Development Cooperation, Financing, Foreign Affairs, Health, Planning, and Trade.
  2. Public policy decision makers.
  3. Health promotion experts.

Why attend?

Health is at the heart of the 2030 sustainable development agenda. Promoting health is, therefore, central to delivering on the SDGs. In highlighting how health and sustainable development are inextricably linked, this Conference will chart a new course for the next 15 years, aimed at inspiring national governments, municipal leaders and other stakeholders to grasp the great potential of promoting health across all sectors of society.


Nov 21 '16
Nov 24 '16


Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China United States