The Copenhagen Consensus outlines an approach for safe, inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies.  Healthy Cities foster health and well-being through governance, empowerment and participation, creating urban places for equity and community prosperity, and investing in people for a peaceful planet.  Healthy Cities lead by example, tackling inequalities and promoting governance and leadership for health and well-being through innovation, knowledge sharing and city health diplomacy.  Healthy Cities act as leaders and partners in tackling our common global public health challenges, including non-communicable diseases (NCDs), communicable diseases, environmental challenges, health inequalities, antimicrobial resistance, health emergencies and the pursuit of universal health coverage.

The vision embodied in this Copenhagen Consensus of Mayors, adopted on the Tuesday 13th February 2018, is fully aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and serves to guide the work of World Health Organisation on Healthy Cities throughout the duration of this agenda, up until the year 2030.

Pictured at the signing of the Copenhagen Consensus in Cork City in 2018 are: Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, Ann Doherty CEO of Cork City Council, Mr. Paul Moynihan Director of Corporate Affairs Cork City Council, Siobhán O’Dowd Cork Community Health Network and Ms. Denise Cahill, Healthy Cities Coordinator.