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The Lord Mayor has helped Belfast Healthy Cities, the World Health Organization initiative in Northern Ireland, to launch the 2020 Healthy Cities Awards with a new range of categories which reflect the current priorities of the WHO Healthy Cities programme. Now in their eighth year, the awards recognise the work undertaken by organisations across Belfast to improve the health and wellbeing of our citizens.

Living through the Covid19 pandemic, many people of all ages may have experienced new or elevated levels of stress or anxiety.

In the latest of the Belfast Healthy Cities COVID-19 seminars, we looked at City Reset & Recovery, where experts from the Netherlands, England and Belfast spoke about the response to the pandemic and how better health outcomes can be a goal. 

WHO Belfast Healthy Cities Seminar: Exploring guidance and international examples during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Belfast Healthy Cities, the World Health Organization representative in Belfast, has welcomed the new campaign by the Department for Infrastructure to encourage people to walk more. 

Joan Devlin, Chief Executive, Belfast Healthy Cities

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. 

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