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Call to support legacy documents

Leaders and organisations in the public health sector are being invited to use and support two legacy statements that were approved at the recent world conference on health promotion in Rotorua last April.

The Waiora Indigenous Statement, and the Rotorua Statement were endorsed by acclamation at the 23rd International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Health Promotion Conference, co-hosted by HPF.

“The conference was significant for health promotion and public health,” according to HPF Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi. “The conference focused not only on the health of the planet and its people, its two statements also call for global actions on all levels, and to privilege Indigenous knowledge.”

They can be reference points for research, policy, learning, public health, health promotion and sustainable development practice, he added.

The documents have been sent to VIPs who were invited to the conference, heads of schools of public health and health promotion, professional health organisations, and HPF’s member organisations.

The statements can be viewed at: