Meeting

Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Innovation Collaborative Webinar #1


When: October 18, 2012 (11:00 AM Eastern)

Topics Environmental Health, Global Health
Activity: Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Webinar #1 of 3-Part Series: Understanding the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda Process and Opportunities and Challenges for Health

The Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Innovation Collaborative will host a 3-part webinar series, under the coordination of the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine (EHSRM Roundtable). The webinars will focus on the United Nations post-2015 development agenda process—a process that will advance a new development agenda for the world as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach the target date of 2015. The aim of the webinar series is to engage members of academia, government organizations, professional societies, and students at schools of public health in dialogue around health, economic development, equity, sustainability, and environmental challenges and to stimulate fresh thinking on possible solutions. The webinars will take place from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time on the Thursday October 18, November 15, and December 20 2012.

The first webinar in the 3-part series was held on Thursday, October 18, 2012. It focused on Understanding the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda Process and Opportunities and Challenges for Health. 

During this webinar, the presenters and participants:

  • Provided an overview of ongoing United Nations (UN) teams and panels focusing on the post-2015 development agenda process.
  • Discussed lessons learned from the MDG agenda process, highlighting perspectives from developing countries.
  • Identified opportunities and challenges that lay ahead with the post-2015 development agenda.

The 3-part webinar series is organized with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

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