Registration is now live for the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion, taking place October 16-17, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The theme for the two-day event is Health Promotion ~ At the Very Heart of Sustainability. The event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and highlight the contributions of civil society and health promotion initiatives to sustainable development.

The 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion will highlight the ways in which Health Promotion and Civil Society can contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals were adopted by world leaders during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in 2015 as a means to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

SDGs_poster_new1In this period of global transition, health promotion is integral to creating the new sustainability paradigm.  The Forum will focus on how health promotion activities can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals over the next 14 years, revealing how communities and organizations around the world are creating change for local, national and global impact.

In the coming weeks, we will be looking at how #healthpromotion can play an important role in achieving these #GlobalGoals. We invite you to share your thoughts on social media, using #6GFHP.