Belfast Declaration for Healthy Cities (2003)






The Belfast Declaration was adopted on 22 October 2003, by mayors and senior politicians from cities in Europe attending the International Healthy Cities Conference, which celebrated fifteen years of the European Healthy Cities movement and the launch of phase IV (2003-2007) of the WHO Healthy Cities project.

This political Declaration expresses the clear and strong commitment of cities throughout Europe to health and sustainable development. It highlights the priorities and new challenges for cities to address and work on, and it identifies ways in which national governments and WHO can support action aimed at fostering health for all at local and city levels.