The Tenth Global Conference on Health Promotion for Well-being, Equity and Sustainable Development is organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the support of Finland and the United Arab Emirates, United Nations agencies and partners. The conference is held as a virtual event.
The event is taking place at a critical moment in our progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and building forward better in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health promotion enables people to increase control over and improve their health. Against this backdrop, health promotion creates conditions and healthy environments for people where they live, work, age and play. The Conference will address how health promotion can advance well-being. It will be the first time that WHO addresses well-being as the theme of a major conference.
Participants at the Conference will discuss the contributions that health promotion can make to people’s and societies’ well-being. They will address these contributions in the context of key components of well-being. Discussions will be organized on the broad areas of people, the planet and prosperity. The Conference will offer an opportunity to present successful country examples of health promotion achieved by good governance for health and well-being. It will also show how such a shift contributes to mitigating public health challenges and paves the way to building forward with health promotion approaches.