Health was identified as one of five priority sectorial issues, along with water, energy, agriculture and bio-diversity. A wide variety of actions in the area of health care and disease control, environmental health, nutrition and lifestyle-related diseases and risks, child and women health, and inter-sectorial policy and planning initiatives were addressed throughout the implementation. All health issues, including HIV and AIDS, are in mainstreamed into all aspects of the Health and Education for Sustainable Development framework.
Health education builds students' knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about health. Health education teaches about physical, mental, emotional and social health. It motivates students to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce risky behaviors.
Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to draw the attention of Summits of Heads of State and Government to studies and data that highlight the contribution of physical education and sport to the overall development of countries. Considering that physical education and sport help to improve health by reducing diseases linked to obesity, heart disease, hypertension, certain forms of cancer and depression and therefore have a positive effect on life expectancy, considering further that a policy of investment in physical education and sport can lead to job creation, particularly in the developing countries, and therefore helps to combat unemployment and poverty, promoting a better standard of living.