Health Policy Manag.  2016 Dec;26(4):243-245. 10.4332/KJHPA.2016.26.4.243.

The 9th Global Conference for Health Promotion and Shanghai Declaration

  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.


The 9th Global Conference for Health Promotion has been held in Shanghai after 30 years of the first Global Conference for Health Promotion in Ottawa, Canada. In the conference, the delegated members of the countries declared ‘Shanghai Declaration on promoting health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ In the declaration, the delegated members of country had agreed that health is one of the ‘most effective markers’ of any city's successful sustainable development and contributes to make cities inclusive, safe, and resilient for the whole population and ‘health literacy’ empowers individual citizens and enables their engagement in collective health promotion action. And in a parallel session ‘Mayors Forum’, they had consensus for health city and they adopted ‘Shanghai Consensus on Healthy Cities’. They recognized their political responsibility to create the conditions for every resident of every city to lead more healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives and to support the full realization of human potential and capabilities at all ages in the city environment.

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