Policy

2030 Agenda and Health 2020 are aligned

The Health 2020 European policy framework seeks to achieve better, more equitable and sustainable health and well-being for all at all ages across the WHO European Region. This vision is strongly supported under the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a global context for Health 2020 implementation. Efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and Health 2020 are mutually reinforcing and will bring co-benefits for health and sustainable development.

In order to achieve the SDGs, all parties need to work together and implement coherent and evidence-based policies that address health, well-being and their determinants throughout the life-course and across all sectors of government and society. Global and regional partnerships provide crucial support to this joint societal effort.

A European roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda

In consultation with Member States and with input from experts, WHO/Europe has developed a roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda that builds on Health 2020. The roadmap, adopted by Member States in 2017,  recognizes the specificity of the Region, as well as the diversity and unique circumstances of European Member States, in implementing a joint global agenda. It supports them in strengthening their capacities to achieve better, more equitable and sustainable health and well-being for the European population.

The roadmap proposes 5 interdependent strategic directions and 4 enabling measures to advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Health 2020.

Five strategic directions

  • Advancing governance and leadership
  • Leaving no one behind
  • Addressing health determinants by promoting multi- and intersectoral policies
  • Establishing healthy places, settings and resilient communities
  • Strengthening health systems for universal health coverage

Four enabling measures

  • Investment for health
  • Multipartner cooperation
  • Health literacy, research and innovation
  • Monitoring and evaluation