New Publication from UNU-IAS Covers Health, Nutrition, Sanitation and Hygiene Within RCEs on ESD

The Education for Sustainable Development Programme at UNU-IAS has worked with Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) worldwide to develop a new publication titled ‘Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-being For All: Experiences of community health, hygiene, sanitation and nutrition within Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD’.

Launching today, the publication contains a series of case studies to showcase RCE-led sustainability initiatives in the areas of health, including determinants and drivers of health such as hygiene, sanitation and nutrition. The study draws attention to several dimensions of intersectoral engagement for advancing the SDG implementation agenda of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all. The case studies highlight how collective health promotion action at a local level is critical for addressing the health challenges the world faces at present – from gaps in health literacy to inadequate health systems – through a participatory approach and multi-stakeholder networking.

The publication is the third book in a series looking at the sustainability initiatives of RCEs – the others being on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity, published in 2012 and 2013 respectively. For more details and to download an English version of the book, click here.