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Belfast Healthy Cities, the World Health Organization representative in Belfast, has welcomed the announcement that 100 schools across Northern Ireland will be part of a new 20mph zone project.

 

Belfast Healthy Cities, the World Health Organisation representative in Belfast, has welcomed the announcement that new pop-up cycle lanes are being introduced in Belfast.

Speaking after the announcement by the Infrastructure Minister, Joan Devlin, Chief Executive of Belfast Healthy Cities, said “This is a really positive move for Belfast. The opportunity that we have to improve the health and wellbeing of all our citizens by making the streets of Belfast cycle and pedestrian friendly is immense.

Belfast Healthy Cites, the World Health Organization representative in Northern Ireland, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon, on the pedestrianisation of streets and the widening of paths for walking and cycling. 

Belfast Healthy Cites, the World Health Organization representative in Northern Ireland, has welcomed the announcement that Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon, is to appoint a new Walking and Cycling Champion. 

Health equality in Northern Ireland should be prioritised by NI Executive

Belfast Healthy Cities have celebrated projects from across the city which are promoting health and well-being, at the annual WHO Healthy City Awards ceremony. 


The awards, divided into four categories, were open to organisations from all sectors, entrants included public bodies, voluntary and community based organisations and private sector companies.


The WHO 2019 Belfast Healthy Cities Awards winners were: 


PROMOTING HEALTH EQUITY: HERe NI for Same Sex Family Support Project - WINNER

By 2050 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas and 60% of those urban dwellers will be under the age of 18. These figures, produced by UNICEF, mean it is more important than ever that the built environment is designed and managed to meet the needs of children.

- Belfast submits application to the Healthy cities Network -

Belfast’s application to be a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Healthy Cities Network Phase 7 project was signed off today by Lord Mayor Cllr John Finucane, at a workshop involving key players in the health sector from across the city and Northern Ireland.

Danny Cooper, from Disability Sport NI, writes about his trip to the Netherlands & Germany as part of the Belfast Healthy Cities Explorer Bursary

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is one of Europe’s busiest, and marks the final place on the week-long Belfast Healthy Cities trip, as I write my final report and have my final “proper” Dutch coffee!

2019 Belfast Healthy Cities Explorer Bursary recipient, Danny Cooper, from Disability Sport NI, writes from Utrecht, the first stop on his trip

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