Friday, April 27, 2012

[EQ] Health at the heart of Sustainable Development Indicators - Seminar May 2nd 2012

SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO

Health at the heart of Sustainable Development Indicators

XIII Seminar: 2nd  May 2012
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - EDT (Washington, DC USA)
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12:00    Welcome and introduction
Dr, Carlos Santos-Burgoa, Senior Advisor on Environmental and Occupational Risks, PAHO/WHO

12:05    Global Initiative of Sustainable Development Indicators and Health
Dr. Carlos Dora, Coordinator, Interventions for Healthy Environments, WHO

12:15    Environmental Health and Inequalities: Constructing indicators for sustainable development: 
Dr. Guilherme Franco Netto, Director Department of Environmental Health and Workers Health, Ministry of Health, Brazil

12:25    Healthy People 2020
Cecilia Rosales, M.D, M.S.  Arizona BHC Commission Member, University of Arizona

12:35    Comments
Dr. Carlos Corvalan, Senior Advisor, Risk Assessment and Global Environmental Change, PAHO/Brazil

12:45    Questions and Answers

1:00      Closure

Moderator: Dr, Carlos Santos-Burgoa. Senior Advisor on Environmental and Occupational Risks, PAHO/WHO


How to participate

In person: at PAHO/WHO
525 23rd ST NW Washington DC, 20037 Room 812 – 12h to 13h Eastern Time (WDC)

Online: via Elluminate link:
In Spanish with simultaneous translation to English
  Select language:

- Spanish room: 

- English room

Related material:

Current Ideas on Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators
RIO 2012 Issues Briefs - Produced by the UNCSD Secretariat No. 6 at:


Environmental health inequalities in Europe
Assessment report

“………..WHO's Director Dr. Margaret Chan, has said on many occasions "what gets measured, gets done". The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a good example. All countries are concerned about achieving their targets by 2015. They are measuring, they are doing.

As the process towards sustainable development evolves, soon MDGs will end and most likely, a new set of Sustainable Development Goals, with targets and indicators, will take their place. It is therefore of most importance that we begin to discuss how should “health” play in this new scenario.

For the Rio+20 discussions, we hear of many key topics to be addressed, from food security, to water, energy, cities, jobs, oceans, islands, disasters, climate change,  biodiversity, land degradation, education, gender equality, production and consumption, chemicals, wastes, and others. We see health in all of them. We see health central to many of them. This Seminar brings together key thinkers and specialists who will discuss the topic of Sustainable Development Indicators from a health perspective.

Health is, after all, the best measure of how people are developing. There is no health without development but neither is there development without health….

SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20

The SDE Seminar series will happen every Wednesday from 12 to 1pm (EDT), from February 8 to June 13th.

All Seminars will be live streamed, and open for participation in person at the PAHO/WHO headquarters, or via Elluminate.

For those who cannot follow the live seminar, we will have it available later at PAHO Rio+20 Toolkit at:

Non Communicable Diseases

No.12  Economic and social aspects of Non Communicable Diseases NCDs

Non Communicable Diseases 

No.11 Non Communicable Diseases and Sustainable Development

Workers health

No.10 Green Economy /Green Jobs: Health Risks & Benefits

            Regional Experiences

No. 9 The Voice and Experience of the Caribbean Islands towards SD

            Road Safety  

No.  8 Road Safety and Public Transportation towards Sustainable Development:
an agenda for health for Rio+20


No. 7 Globalization and Health Equity towards Sustainable Development

            Civil Society

No. 6 The Voices of Civil Society - Creating the Healthy Future

Working Environments
No. 5 Employment and working conditions for Sustainable Development

            The Environment

No. 4 Amazon Region: Environment and Health in the Context of Sustainable Development

            Climate Change

No. 3 Climate Change and health in the context of Rio+20


No. 2 Water and Sanitation

            Sustainable Development

No. 1 Public Health Challenges


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