Health and Environment Strategic Alliance in Africa: A Spearhead for Implementation of the SDGs - Third Inter-Ministerial Conference On Health And Environment in Africa

World Health Organization ; United Nations Environment Programme (2018)

In adopting the 17 Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders outlined bold and transformative steps urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path for the people, planet and prosperity. The SDGs provide a renewed commitment to sustainable development and identified necessary measures to address in an integrated manner key economic, environmental and social challenges. At the first Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa, governments adopted the Libreville Declaration that was specifically designed to recognize the linkages between health and environment with a view to achieve sustainable development, to promote an integrated approach to policy-making and to undertake specific actions required to leverage the necessary changes in institutional arrangements and investment frameworks for mitigating environmental threats to human health. This recognition was re-affirmed at the second inter-ministerial conference through the adoption of the Luanda Commitment on the implementation of the Libreville Declaration.

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