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This Conference, supported by the Government of France, comes as a follow-up to the 2008 WHO Consultation on Cities and Public Health Crises , and the 2016 High-level Conference on Global Health Security. This Conference will provide a forum for Ministers of Health, urban leaders (mayors, governors, boards of health), national and international stakeholders from the health sector and beyond, WHO and UN organizations involved in transport and tourism including ICAO and UNWTO, to share experiences on the value of a multi-sectoral approach for effective leadership in preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks and public health emergencies in urban areas. The Conference will also look at the value of public and private sector and community partnerships, within and across sectors, at all levels (local, national, international), to leverage the role that all stakeholders play in preparedness for public health emergencies.
Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
86 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon, France
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The official language of the conference is English. Interpretation in English and French will also be provided. The conference will be attended by (provisional non-exhaustive list): • Ministers of Health • National IHR Focal Points from the six WHO regions • Mayors and urban leaders • WHO Director General • WHO Deputy Director General, WHO Health Emergencies Programme • UN organizations • World Economic Forum • International organizations and partners