7-11 April 2019
Rotorua | Aotearoa New Zealand

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and their partners look forward to hosting this important global public health event, with the theme ‘WAIORA: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development for All’.

The aim is to provide an unparalleled opportunity to link and demonstrate the contribution of health promotion to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to acknowledge the way SDGs contribute to improvements in health and wellbeing.

Altogether, the 17 United Nations’ SDGs provide a coherent, relevant and robust framework for integrating health promotion, sustainable development and equity. Although only one SDG specifically addresses health, they are all about promoting planetary wellbeing. Together, they propose four main areas of action: wellbeing and health; infrastructure and essential functions required to deliver wellbeing goals; the natural environment that enables infrastructures; and governance and partnerships needed to deliver on all these goals.

The IUHPE world conferences bring together those dedicated to health promotion from across the globe. For newcomers and old-timers alike, these meetings every three years define the “state of the art” in health promotion practice, research, and theory. For the past 30 years, inspired by the Ottawa Charter, health promotion has developed a comprehensive, relevant knowledge base and successful strategies to address a broad range of determinants of health.

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.


7 April 2019