Making every school a health-promoting school
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Making every school a health-promoting school

22 June 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CEST


Virtual meeting organised by WHO and UNESCO

The health, well-being and education of children and young people are closely intertwined. With a vision that every school around the world becomes a Health-Promoting School (HPS), UNESCO and the World Health Organization (WHO) have developed a joint initiative to support Member States strengthen the health promoting function of education systems.

This global launch will feature the introduction of the initiative and present a newly-developed guidance package consisting of four publications:

  1. Global standards and indicators for health-promoting schools and systems;
  2. Implementation guidance;
  3. Country case studies; and
  4. Guideline for school health services.

Global and country-level stakeholders, including representatives from government and school communities will present their perspectives and experiences in implementing school health and health-promoting school approaches.

The event will be available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish.


  • Statements by the Directors General of WHO and UNESCO (TBC)
  • Presentation: Towards global standards for health-promoting schools for all
  • Roundtable 1: Voices from the school community
  • Roundtable 2: Perspectives of national policymakers
  • Roundtable 3: Perspectives of development partners
  • Conclusion and closing remarks

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