SDE Seminar Series towards
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE - PAHO/WHO
Amazon Region: Environment and Health in the Context of Sustainable Development:
An overview of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
Fourth Seminar: February 29, 2012 – PAHO/WHO
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Eastern Standard Time (
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AMAZON COOPERATION TREATY ORGANIZATION- ACTO
· The Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT), signed in July 1978 by
· Health plays a vital role in sustainable human development and is therefore one of the main challenges of the Amazon.
· Link to Declaration on Rio+20 adopted at the Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, in Manaus, Brazil, last November
12:00 - Welcome and introduction
Dr Agnes Soares, Regional Advisor in Environmental Epidemiology, PAHO/WHO
12:05 - Strategic guidelines of the Organization of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty for
Ambassador Dr Mauricio Dorfler, Executive Director, ACTO
12:15 - Health and Sustainable Development in the Amazon countries
Dr Antonio Restrepo Botero, Health Coordinator, Permanent Secretariat, Organization of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty and
Executive Secretary of the Pan Amazonian Science and Health Technology & Innovation Network.
12:25 - Environmental Health Surveillance
Dr Luis Francisco Sanchez Otero, Coordinator, Environmental Health Surveillance System Project in the Amazon Region
12:35 – Commments
Lucimar Cosser Cannon, Advisor PAHO/WHO
Moderador: Dr Agnes Soares, Regional Advisor in Environmental Epidemiology, PAHO/WHO
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 to 1pm (
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. Agnes Soares firstname.lastname@example.org
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