WHO welcomes inclusion of health theme in COP29 - Director General

Society Materials 18 June 2024 10:04 (UTC +04:00)
WHO welcomes inclusion of health theme in COP29 - Director General
Elchin Mehdiyev
Elchin Mehdiyev
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 18. WHO works closely with Azerbaijan and welcomes the inclusion of health in COP29, Director General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in his video message to participants of the global summit themed "Forecasting healthy futures," annually held ahead of COP, Trend reports.

He pointed out that climate change is becoming increasingly widespread, and without the joint efforts of countries, it will be very difficult to address these challenges.

“We can only effectively combat climate change through joint action,” added the WHO director general.

To note, the global summit themed "Forecasting healthy futures," held annually ahead of COP, is taking place in Baku.

The summit aims to support the preservation and expansion of achievements in healthcare in the context of climate change, with a focus on the most vulnerable communities worldwide.

The event will gather global leaders in healthcare, climate, and development and will build on the success of the summit held in Abu Dhabi as part of COP28.

"Health Day" was officially declared at the summit in Abu Dhabi as an integral part of the COP28 agenda.

This year, the summit will discuss the latest trends and challenges faced by the healthcare and development sectors in Azerbaijan and the region.

This November, Azerbaijan will host COP29. This decision was made at the COP28 plenary meeting held in Dubai on December 11 last year. Baku will become the center of the world and will receive about 70–80,000 foreign guests.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an agreement signed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 to prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system. The COP—the Conference of the Parties—is the highest legislative body overseeing the implementation of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. There are 198 countries that are parties to the Convention. Unless the parties agree otherwise, the COP is held annually. The first COP event took place in March 1995 in Berlin, and its secretariat is located in Bonn.

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