The 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
Ostrava took part in organization of the 6th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health of the World Health Organization in June 2017 (Lower Vítkovice Area, Gong Aula). Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region hosted a great range of events related to health and the environment.
The Conference is an important milestone in the European Environment and Health Process. A quarter of a century since its launch in Frankfurt in 1989, the Sixth Ministerial Conference took stock of the changed geo-political, socio-economic and demographic scenario of the WHO European Region, as well as of the new scientific knowledge that underpins the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, its Sustainable Development Goals, and Health 2020 policy framework. The Conference defined the environment and health priorities in Europe in the 21st century, to enhance the engagement and commitment of Member States, current and new stakeholders in the Environment and Health Process through improvements of its governance and to result in the adoption of a focused and target-based political outcome document.
The Ostrava Declaration was positioned in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a mean to support European Member States in the achievement of selected targets within selected Sustainable Development Goals. It was also anchored to the Health 2020 policy framework, its values and whole-of-government and whole-of society approaches.
More information about the conference here.
Accompanying programme – Health Week – prepared by the City and the Region took place at different locations throughout the city and the region, offering a wonderful mix of education and entertainment for free.