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[EQ] Wednesday: June 13, 2012 - Now in Rio Plus 20 - PAHO/WHO online seminar

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

Now in Rio Plus 20

Wednesday June 13 2012 - In English with simultaneous translation to Spanish

Time: 12:00 am - 1:30 pm - EDT (Washington, DC USA) To check your time zone, see the World Clock

Website PAHO/WHO Rio+20 at:

“….The past webinars we have addressed many of the critical issues to be prepared to address the negotiations and discussions during the Río+20 World Conference.  This is now the time for the final drive. A shared focus on economic, environmental and social goals is a hallmark of sustainable development and represents a broad consensus on which the world can build (Sachs, 2012).

Health has regained its position in the draft document of “The Future We Want”, and there are initiatives from several sectors to move forward the agenda on health.


We will address in this seminar the call to all those supporting or attending the Río Conference. We will review the advances to date, the WHO/PAHO actions during the World Conference, and the key issues that have to be addressed.

We expect during this seminar to set the stage for the immediate action during the next 9 critical days of the Conference, for those attending, supporting or following it from their countries.…..”


12:00      Welcome and Introduction
Carlos Santos Burgoa, Senior Advisor and Coordinator of Occupational and Environmental Risks

12:05      Advancing the integration of Health and Sustainable Development during the World Summit,
Maria Neira, Head of Environmental Health at the World Health Organization (WHO)

12:15      Health equity is a development outcome:
PAHO perspectives in the sustainable development agenda

Mirta Roses Periago, Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO Director

12:30      The health agenda of Rio+20 – a country perspective
Guilherme Franco Netto, Environmental Health Surveillance General Coordination

12:40      Questions and Remarks

12: 50     Comments:  Luiz A. Galvão, Manager, Sustainable Development and Environmental Health, PAHO / WHO
Closing remarks Agnes Soares, Advisor Environmental Epidemiology, SDE, PAHO/WHO

How to participate

In person:
525 23rd ST NW
Washington DC, 20037
Room 1017 – 12h to 13:30h Eastern Time (WDC)

Online: via Elluminate link:

- Spanish room: 

- English room

Related material:

From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals

From the Earth Summit to Rio+20: integration of health and sustainable development
The Lancet

Our Planet Our Health Our Future
Human health Rio Conventions:biological diversity climate change and desertification

SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20

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


Social Determinants of Health

No.18 Moving the Agenda of the Social Determinants of Health towards Rio+20

The Brazilian perspective on Rio+20 and its link to the World Conference on SDOH
Paulo Buss

Health, social justice and sustainability Prof Marmot Presentation

Health Promotion
No.17 Health Promotion, Social Determinants of Health – SDOH

Air Pollution

No.16  Air Pollution


Food Security

No 15 Food Security  

Global Sustainable Development
No.14 Global Sustainable Development and Environmental Health- Joint Discussion with the US Institute of Medicine

Sustainable Development Indicators
No.13  Health at the heart of Sustainable Development Indicators


Economic – social aspects 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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