HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – BOLD POLITICAL CHOICES FOR AGENDA 2030, 3-5 OCTOBER 2018
|2018 is a big year for health. The World Health Organization and many key milestones for health such as the Tallinn Charter and Alma-Ata celebrate their anniversaries – and also the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and with it the very right to health itself.
While progress made over the last decades has been promising, we are nowhere near the finish line – and renewed international commitments to improved health are set against the backdrop of a turbulent political climate in Europe that poses a threat to maintaining health as a priority item. Decisive political action and a comprehensive vision of improved health for all are needed to take us forward.
In 2018, the EHFG will focus on health within the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030, and challenge participants and programme partners to explore how all can contribute to reaching the SDG targets, safeguarding health in Europe and beyond, and advancing sustainable development. Join the conversation at Gastein in 2018 to help make the case for health as a necessary key concern for European actors and institutions that impacts prosperity on all levels.
We are happy to announce that the following high-level speakers have provisionally confirmed their participation: Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Europe | Beate Hartinger-Klein, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Austria | Christopher Fearne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Malta | Ilona Kickbusch, Director of Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies | Andrea Ammon, Director, ECDC | Bronwyn King, CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios.
To register for the conference please use our online registration platform. Early registration rates are available until 13 July 2018.
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We look forward to welcoming you to the 21st EHFG conference!