23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 7 - 11 April 2019, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand


The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is a unique worldwide, independent and professional association of individuals and organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy.

The vision of the IUHPE is a world where all people achieve optimum health and wellbeing.

The values critical to the achievement of this vision include:
▪ Respect — for the innate dignity of all people; for cultural identity; for cultural diversity; and for natural resources and the environment;
▪ Inclusion and involvement of people in making the decisions that shape their lives and impact upon their health and wellbeing;
▪ Equity in health, social and economic outcomes for all people;
▪ Accountability and transparency — within governments, organisations and communities;
▪ Sustainability;
▪ Social justice for all people; and
▪ Compassion and empowerment


Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand — Runanga Whakapiki Ake I Te Hauora o Aotearoa (HPF) — is the umbrella organisation for all those who identify health promotion as part of their work.

Founded on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter, our non-profit organisation provides information, training and resources to build the workforce and health promotion leadership.

The membership of the Forum is made up of over 100 organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. In addition over 3,000 individuals with an interest in health promotion subscribe to our newsletter and information.

As well as its leading work in Aotearoa New Zealand, HPF is increasingly being recognised as a health promotion leader at regional and international level. Our team is connecting more and more with other international leaders. We share health promotion expertise and best practice to advance socio-economic wellbeing and other outcomes at all levels.