03/10/2017

2018 WHO Healthy Cities Conference To Take Place In Belfast

The 2018 World Health Organization (WHO) International Healthy Cities Conference is to take place in Belfast.

Belfast Healthy Cities and its partner organisations will host the event which is expected to attract over 800 delegates from across the six WHO Global Regions in October 2018.
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Belfast City Council gave support to the bid to host the event and Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister said: "Securing the 2018 International WHO Healthy Cities Conference is excellent news for Belfast. Not only because it will help us to address health inequalities with our partners – which is a key pillar of the Belfast Agenda - but also because hosting this conference will result in increased spend in the city, showcase Belfast as a great place to visit and do business and further enhance our international connections."

Joan Devlin, Chief Executive of Belfast Healthy Cities, said: "We have recently returned from Hungary where the formal announcement was made and we are delighted that the 2018 International WHO Healthy Cities Conference will be coming to Belfast. This was a competitive process with other cities also bidding to host this prestigious event which only takes place every five years."


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