WHO and UNESCO are launching a new initiative “Making Every School a Health Promoting School” through the development and promotion of Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools in collaboration with other UN entities and civil society organizations.The initiative will serve over 2.3 billion school-age children, and will contribute to the WHO's 13th General Programme of Work’ target of achieving “1 billion lives made healthier” by 2023.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides a bold and ambitious agenda for the future. WHO is committed to helping the world meet the SDGs by championing health across all the goals. WHO’s core mission is to promote health, alongside keeping the world safe and serving the vulnerable. Beyond fighting disease, we will work to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, leaving no-one behind.Our target is 1 billion more people enjoying better health and well-being by 2023.
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