Sustainable Development Goals and Health in All Policies
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The world has progressed and changed substantially in recent decades. How to guarantee a world that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable is a question that governments, specialists, academics, businesses, and citizens around the world are trying to answer. As part of this debate, the UN is defining a package of Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted in 2015 for fifteen years. The post-2015 agenda needs a rigorous framework that clearly articulates both how sustainable development differs from and is preferable to existing development models and how health and development are inextricably linked. Greater synergies between health and other sectors could be achieved by framing the goals in such a way that their attainment requires policy coherence and shared solutions across multiple sectors; that is a Health-in-All-Policies approach. Thus, as preparations for the Post-2015 process continues to gain momentum, the public health community has an opportunity to secure a broader development framework that puts equity at its very center, using multisectoral mechanisms such as the Health in All Policies approach. The objective of this panel discussion is to discuss the synergies between the agenda on the sustainable development goals and that on Health in All Policies. The panelists will frame the discussion around the global, regional and national level providing specific examples from the region of the Americas.
Session Objectives: Discuss the synergies between the agenda on the sustainable development goals and that on Health in All Policies (HiAP).
Design the discussion around the global, regional and national level providing specific examples from the region of the Americas.
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Organized by: APHA-Global Health
Endorsed by: International Health