10th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Health Promotion for Well-being, Equity and Sustainable Development
On 13-15 December 2021 WHO will hold the 10th Global Conference on Health Promotion with the support the United Arab Emirates, UN agencies and partners.The conference will be organized to address how health promotion can advance well-being. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. Health promotion is about creating the conditions and healthy environments for people where they live, work, age and play. Thus, the concept of well-being is increasingly used in Member States to reflect the indivisibility of sustainable development goals. As defined in the WHO Constitution, health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, WHO has never addressed the issue as a theme of a major conference. At the end of the conference, participants will issue a political statement with key requirements for governments to adopt and adapt an expanded health promotion approach to advance well-being.