Realising the Rights to Health and Development for All

Monday 26 – Thursday 29 October 2009
Melia Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

The University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Initiative for Health and Human Rights and the Central Commission for Popularization and Education of the Communist Party of Vietnam are pleased to co-host the International Conference on ‘Realising the Rights to Health and Development for All’ in Hanoi, Vietnam from 26-29 October 2009.  This Conference aims to further the understanding of the complex and powerful relationships between health, development and human rights and to propose practical ways that policies, strategies and research can optimally respond to these challenges.

The themes of the Conference include: HIV/AIDS and other current and emerging public health threats; maternal and child health; climate change; and economic globalisation. The Conference objectives and agenda aim to surface a reflection and recommendations on how these contemporary challenges to health and development can be documented, analysed and responded to from the perspective of their reciprocal interactions and through human rights-based approaches in Vietnam, the Asia-Pacific Region, and globally.

The four day International Conference will engage representatives of research institutes, universities, governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as leading international and regional scholars, human rights practitioners, health professionals and members of civil society. The realisation of this Conference owes to the keen support from Vietnamese leaders, The Atlantic Philanthropies, the United Nations (One-UN), the USAID I Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1; the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID); and the Open Society Institute (OSI).     

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