About Healthy Documents
Healthy Documents is a compilation of
resolutions, declarations and charters on health made at international meetings
and also related UN instruments, such as international covenants, treaties,
programmes and platforms of action which support these declarations and which
are ratified by various governments. The declarations and UN instruments are in
the areas of medical ethics, health rights, public health, health and social
development, nutrition, children's health and women's health. The information
originally contained on this site was initially produced from the “Healthy
Documents” publication WABA produced in 2001.
Eleven years on, WABA has worked to update the information on the occasion of
the 3rd Peoples Health Assembly (PHA3), to be held in Cape Town,
South Africa from July 6 to 11, 2012. This updated site continues to be a source
of useful information, and an important action tool for advocacy to promote
This website provides access to some of the most important resolutions,
declarations and charters on health made at international meetings. It aims to
support those working to develop healthy policy and practice in whatever part of
the world they live as part of efforts to achieve health for all. It also
showcases the history of two organisations' advocacy work as an inspiring
example of implementing a UN instrument, and in realizing an international
declaration. We would like to hear from you how you use this website.
About The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. Its core partners are International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), La Leche League International (LLLI), International Lactation Consultant Association
(ILCA), Wellstart International, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and LINKAGES. WABA is in consultative status with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
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