Date: 21–24 November 2016
Place: Shanghai, China

The 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion (9GCHP) will be co-organized by WHO and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of the People’s Republic of China.

The conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity to reassert the significance of health promotion in improving health and health equity at the historical moment of 30 years anniversary of Ottawa Charter, and the first year of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will direct and guide Member States on the practical application of evidence-based health promotion concepts, approaches and mechanisms for achieving SDGs.


Goals of the conference are to:

  • Raise awareness about the importance and potential of health promotion as a transformative strategic approach to deliver for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Highlight the need for reflecting health promotion in national SDG responses.
  • Showcase how health promotion can accelerate progress on specific SDG targets.


750 invited participants representing different levels of Member State governments, UN and international organizations, civil society and international financial institutions and foundations.

Representatives from health and other sectors relevant for health determinants, such as education, environment, employment, agriculture, trade, transportation, housing, finance, foreign and development policy.

Objectives and format

For detailed information on the conference, including background documentation, policy briefs and circular letters please see:

Official website and registration

The government of China is hosting the official website for the conference: