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A review of the 2002 world summit on sustainable development in johannesburg

Various documentation was prepared on the role of health and sustainable development including a review of key health trends over the past decade.

  • Valuing Spirituality in Development;
  • Access to drugs and vaccines, measures to strengthen health systems, improved environmental management, and health education were listed as existing solutions;
  • In answer to this invitation, UNRISD is preparing a report that synthesizes the principal findings of its research on environmental issues, and situates these findings in the context of broader debates on environment and sustainable development;
  • This has necessarily included integration of environmental issues in its research;
  • The Baha'i International Community made a statement on the first day of that session see press release;
  • How are these social groups affected by environmental degradation?

The objective of this meeting was to review cross-sectoral planning experiences in health and sustainable development at global, regional, national, and local levels. Specifically, the meeting aimed to: Elaborate on mechanisms and approaches to cross-sectoral collaboration that have been employed; Assess the involvement of key sectors outside of health; Review the nature of multi-stakeholder collaboration; Report on the use of planning tools such as indicators and health impact assessment methodologies.

Participants came from all regions and included practitioners, academics, researchers, and representatives of various international organizations.

  • Regional preparatory meetings took place during the later part of 2001;
  • The South African Government urged the Summit to emphasize the eradication of poverty as the key to sustainable development, and this is repeatedly referred to in the Summit outcomes.

The meeting was conducted as a series of plenary sessions and small working groups to maximize the knowledge and information shared, as well as the opportunities for exchange and dialogue. Making Health Central to Sustainable Development: The objective of the meeting was to help identify the key policy issues and action strategies for health in relation to sustainable development.

World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD – Johannesburg, 2002)

The meeting brought together participants from all regions, representing a wide range of sectors in government, academia and research, non-governmental organisations, the private sector, as well as partners in the United Nations system.

The meeting was organised around a series of panel discussions in plenary, as well as small working groups in thematic areas which included: Poverty and vulnerability; Globalisation, trade, and the global economy; Environmental degradation, resource depletion, unhealthy lifestyles; Intersectoral action for health and sustainable development.

  • This has necessarily included integration of environmental issues in its research;
  • Participants came from all regions and included practitioners, academics, researchers, and representatives of various international organizations;
  • It was estimated that over 20,000 people participated in the Summit and surrounding events;
  • Moral Implications of a Global Consensus.

Health and Sustainable Development: During the meeting of senior officials, a background paper and a paper outlining ideas for inclusion in a declaration on health and sustainable development were considered. The deliberations were informed by the following presentations: Key Issues and Action Strategies.

  1. Panellists discussed topics such as poverty and equity, nutrition, consumption patterns, and the health threats and benefits of globalization.
  2. Health and Sustainable Development.
  3. Being the only meeting of its kind in its global outreach, the roundtable was a critical stepping stone in work on this topic towards the World Summit for Sustainable Development, building new partnerships for sustainability within the finance and insurance industries. It calls for action at all levels, inter alia, to.
  4. The fourth session and ministerial-level meeting was held in Bali, Indonesia, 27 May - 7 June 2002, with a focus on future priorities. It was officially accredited to the WSSD as a scientific and technological organization.
  5. Participants came from all regions and included practitioners, academics, researchers, and representatives of various international organizations.

This event consisted of panel presentations touching on key issues in health and sustainable development. Panellists discussed topics such as poverty and equity, nutrition, consumption patterns, and the health threats and benefits of globalization.

WHO Preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Panellists also reported on the outcomes of two meetings: Update on the Implementation Conference: During the update on the Implementation Conference-which took place 24-26 August 2002 in Johannesburg-the need for WSSD to address the links between health, environment and poverty alleviation was highlighted.

Access to drugs and vaccines, measures to strengthen health systems, improved environmental management, and health education were listed as existing solutions. WHO's priorities in the area of health and environment, which include efforts to reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution, ensure food safety, and improve water resources management, sanitation and hygiene were discussed.