About the Conference
As stated in the constitution of the World Health Organization, "The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being". To realize the common wishes to stay healthy, WHO has initiated an approach called the "Healthy Cities", in which the cities with the same goal work together globally in network.
In November 2004, Ichikawa City announced "Healthy City Ichikawa Declaration" adhering to the spirit of the Constitution of the WHO. This declaration demonstrates our strong commitment to improve the health of our citizens by joining WHO Healthy Cities Program, a program carried out worldwide by many health-consious cities and interacting with those cities that upholds the ambition alike to ours.
The program focuses on promotion of people's health in terms of improvement of health and medical care, while aiming improvement of social-infrastructure and welfare system, enrichment of culture and upgrading of other health supportive factors. The program will become stronger when cities with the same goal work together.
The Aliance for Healthy Cities was founded in 2003 among the cities which initiates Healthy Cities approaches in Western Pacific Region. Its membership has now reached to 110, including 89 cities and 21 organizations in 10 countries.
The Global Assembly of the AFHC is held bi-annually to share the experience and information of Healthy Cities.
AFHC is an organization open to the world and to any organization, representatives of the cities and interested experts, citizen, private sectors, etc. will gather in Ichikawa from around the globe.
We are aiming to make this conference a memorable moment in the history of AFHC.
1. Experts and leaders from around the world will come to join together as one
2. Global Topics will be discussed
3. Open Conference to Citizens, Private Sectors, and Academic Institutions
1. The Strengthening of the Healthy City Ichikawa
2. Building Stronger Network of AFHC and Japan Chapter Members
3. Producing the Unique, Heart-warming and Memorable Conference