UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Health Education, Prevention, Health Promotion, Children and Young People

Argentinian national launch event UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Argentinian launch event of the UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education. The launch event will take place on 29 July 2024 from 16.00 – 18.00 (Buenos Aires) / 21.00 – 23.00 (Paris) as an hybrid event in Buenos Aires and online. The main aim for this meeting is to introduce the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education and highlight the collaboration with FLACSO Argentina. The launch event is organised in collaboration with FLACSO Argentina.


16.00    Opening and welcome

Valentina Delich – Director FLACSO Argentina

16.10    Launch of the UNESCO Chair

Raul Mercer is a pediatrician with a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Madison, WI, US. He was coordinator of the Maternal and Child Program of the Ministry of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires and at the national level. He currently coordinates the Program of Social Sciences and Health at FLACSO (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences). He is the national representative of Argentina for the UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education. He was a member of the Lancet-WHO-UNICEF Commission for the report ‘A future for the world’s children?’. Member of the CAP-2030 (Children in All Policies) initiative (www.cap-2030.org). He participates in the ALAPE Social Pediatrics Committee and the International Society of Social Pediatrics (ISSOP) (www.issop.org). At FLACSO he develops activities related to health promotion, child rights and health, gender and childhood, life course approach, early childhood development, and comprehensive sexual education. Recently, we addressed the commercial determinants of health and the consequences of harmful marketing products for the health of children and adolescents.

MinChien Tsai is Research Manager (UNESCO Chair – Global Health & Education) at the University of Huddersfield. She has a PhD in Psychology. Her research interests are in the areas of health promotion, occupational health and safety, and career development. She is also a career development advisor, particularly on the topic of healthy ageing at work. Previously, she worked as a project coordinator at the Health Promoting School International Network Center for the past 10 years.

16.20    Lecture: Building people’s health, for real! Learning from experiences around the world

Didier Jourdan is full Professor and the Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair “Global Health and Education” and Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for “Research in Education and Health” which are focused on knowledge production and sharing from an intersectoral perspective. He is the former Director of the Prevention and Health Promotion Division of the French National Public Health Agency. He has formally held positions as Director of the Graduate School of Teaching and Education (ESPE), Head of the Centre for lifelong learning and Vice-President of Blaise Pascal University. In addition, he held the position as President of the “Prevention, Education and Health Promotion” Commission of the French High Council for Public Health and President of the Network “Universities for training in health education”.

16.45    Reflections on lecture

Raúl Mercer Coordinator of the Program of Social Sciences and Health, FLACSO, Argentina and national representative of Argentina for the UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education

16.50    Questions from the audience

17.00    Reception


If you would like to attend the event online you can register here: https://bit.ly/Register_29July2024. After registration you will receive the link to login.


This launch event will be held in English and Spanish. Translation will be available in 50+ languages, including English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. We will use a translation app based on AI.