Online - SDE Seminar Series towards
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO
The voices of civil society creating the healthy future we all want from
Sixth Seminar: 14 March 2012 – PAHO/WHO
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Eastern Standard Time (
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Since the first Earth Summit in 1992, people realized that sustainable development could not be achieved by governments alone. It would require the active participation of all sectors of society and all types of people.
The Agenda 21 formalized nine of the so-called UN “Major Groups” as the overarching categories through which all citizens could participate in the UN activities on achieving sustainable development, among them are women, workers and trade unions, indigenous communities, youth, and NGO’s
The theme in discussion on this seminar will be the participation of these UN Major groups in the agenda for sustainable development.
12:00 The voices of civil society creating the healthy future we all want from
Marijke Velzeboer-Salcedo, Gender, Diversity and Human Rights
12:10 The voices of women in defense of the rights for health
María José Araujo, Founder of the Health Network of Latin American and
12:20 The voice of the young: International Forum for Latin America towards
Roberto Bertolino, Founder of Eco-Clubs
12:25 Catalyzing the creative energy of young people towards sustainable development and health
Luis Viguria, Director, Young
12:30 The voices of the indigenous peoples
Marcos Terena, Coordinación Indígena -
12:40 Health perspective of union demands in view of
Judith Carreras García, Program Coordinator Sustainlabour, International Labour Foundation for Sustainable Development
“If health is not included in the concept of sustainable development, it is not possible to reduce inequities in the future we all want
Moderado: Marijke Velzeboer-Salcedo, Gender, Diversity and Human Rights
How to participate:
Online: via Elluminate link:
- Spanish room: www.paho.org/virtual/SeminariosSDE
- English room www.paho.org/virtual/SDESeminars
SDE Seminar Series towards
"Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development.
They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature" - Principle 1 of the
The Rio Declaration of 1992 recognizes that healthy populations are central to human progress and sustainable development, and remains equally true today. However, the economic pillar has been prioritized at the expense of the social and environmental pillars of sustainable development over the last few decades, becoming itself a source of volatility and destabilization.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development,
The SDE Seminar series will happen every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (
All Seminars will be life-streamed, and opened for participation in person at the PAHO/WHO HQ, or via Elluminate, or via telephone line.
Some of the Seminars will be in English, others in Spanish.
For those who cannot follow the seminar alive, they will be available later at PAHO Rio+20 Toolkit at: http://bit.ly/oxoRdS
Contact Information: Dr.
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