This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Despite dramatic improvements in survival, nutrition, and education over recent decades, today’s children face an uncertain future. Climate change, ecological degradation, migrating populations, conflict, pervasive inequalities, and predatory commercial practices threaten the health and future of children in every country. The SDGs agreed upon in 2015 have not recorded much progress. This Commission presents the case for placing children, aged 0–18 years, at the centre of the SDGs: at the heart of the concept of sustainability and shared human endeavour. It emphasizes the need for Governments to harness coalitions across sectors to overcome ecological and commercial pressures to ensure children receive their rights and entitlements now and a liveable planet in the years to come. It also makes a case for investment in children’s health for lifelong, intergenerational, and economic benefits. It could be a useful resource for policy makers. Click here to read the document.