Promoting health of people and planet for New Urban Agenda implementation

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  • 2016•10•10     Quito

    Addressing global health challenges in a context of rapid urbanisation and disruptive environmental change demands a transition from reductive approaches focused on individual disease problems, risk factors, and interventions to systems-based understandings that recognise the systemic ecological, economic, and social underpinnings of health and well-being.

    Over the past year, UNU-IIGH has been engaged in the preparation for Habitat III, the UN conference on housing and sustainable urban development. At the conference in Quito, Ecuador this October 2016, the Institute will be contributing in various ways:

    • Exhibition: Systems approaches for healthier cities: 15-20 October, UN Pavilion.

    For more information on all of United Nations University contribution to Habitat III, please visit