Host of the Conference

WHO Kobe Centre
Tel: (+81)78-230-3100
Fax: (+81)78-230-3178
1-5-1 Wakinohama-Kaigandori
Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073


Secretariat for GFUH2010
(For Registration, Accommodation, etc.)
c/o Convention Linkage
Tel: (+81) 6-6377-2188
Fax: (+81) 6-6377-2075
PIAS TOWER 11F, 3-19-3
Toyosaki, Kita-ku
Osaka 531-0072

Useful Links

Kobe city
Official Kobe Tourism site



DAY ONE: Monday, 15 November 2010
Time Activity
08:00–10:30 Registration and exhibition visits
10:30–11:00 Opening of technical sessions
Cultural presentation
Welcome remarks
11:00–12:00 Plenary** 1:
Urban health challenges
12:00–13:30 Lunch
Thematic sessions***
1.1 Infectious diseases and cities: breaking the chain of transmission 1.2 Promoting health through prevention of noncommunicable conditions 1.3 Addressing urban environmental health threats and climate change 1.4 Unmasking inequalities in cities
15:00–15:30 Break
15:30–16:30 Plenary 2:
Managing for health in cities
16:30–16:45 Break (for room transfer only)
Thematic sessions
2.1 Cleaner and greener: improving urban structures and services 2.2 Shock resistant: managing urban disaster risks 2.3 The web that binds: towards strengthened urban health systems 2.4 Improving health in urban slums
18:15–20:00 City stories: interactive presentations on select cities


DAY TWO: Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Time Activity
09:00–10:00 Plenary 3:
Leadership on urban health
10:00–10:30 Break
Thematic sessions
3.1 Urban visionaries, urban leaders 3.2 Urban synergies: connecting sectors for health
12:00–13:30 Lunch
13:30–15:30 Plenary 4: 
Managing for health in cities
Reporting back (3 plenaries and 10 break-out sessions)
15:30–16:00 Break
Peer-to-peer Roundtable
(Governors, Mayors)
Peer-to-peer Dialogue
(City Networks)
Declaration Committee:
Consultation meeting
Power of Partnerships:
Innovative solutions for cities
19:00–21:30 Reception


DAY THREE: Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Time Activity
09:00–10:00 Plenary 5:
Political commitment to urban health
10:00–10:30 Break
10:30–11:45 Plenary 6:
Presentation of Final Declaration, Endorsement and Closing Ceremony

Parallel closed session

Press conference and launch of the WHO/UN-HABITAT Global Report on Urbanization and Health: Hidden cities: unmasking and overcoming health inequities in urban settings
12:30–14:00 Lunch
14:00–17:00 Site visits in Kobe/Hyogo

*: The Global Forum organizers reserve the right to modify the programme, which is currently only a provisional version.
**: Languages for all plenary sessions: English, French, Japanese and Spanish.
***: Languages for all thematic sessions: English and Japanese only.