Monday, November 21, 2011

[EQ] English - Spanish version Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

The Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health was adopted during the
World Conference on Social Determinants of Health on 21 October 2011

The declaration expresses global political commitment for the implementation of the social determinants of health approach to reduce health inequities and to achieve other global priorities. It will help to build momentum within countries for the development of dedicated national action plans and strategies.

The declaration is currently available in English and Spanish only but it is being translated to all official UN languages.
Translating the text into other languages is welcome and needs WHO approval.

English version

Spanish version

Process of development

On 15 August 2011, the text was circulated to Geneva-based Permanent Missions of Member States. The first meeting of Member States, convened by the Government of Brazil, was held at WHO headquarters on 7 September, 2011. This was followed by a series of informal consultations attended by representatives of Permanent Missions. The text of the declaration was finalized during the conference in Rio de Janeiro on 19-21 October, 2011.



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