“From a policy development perspective this may be one of the most significant global endorsements yet for ‘One Health’ given the InterAction Council mission and [their extraordinary] membership”. --Dr. George Lueddeke, Chair, One Health Education Task Force and Consultant in Higher and Medical Education, Southampton, United Kingdom--   “The Charter for One Health...for People and Planet has the potential to act as a unifying theme for the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. By working collaboratively together we can create the needed systems change to transform the way we work towards achieving sustainable well-being.” --Dr. Joanna Nurse, former Physician Director, Health and Education Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK--      InterAction Council Issues ‘THE DUBLIN CHARTER FOR ONE HEALTH’ Communiqué   The InterAction Council was established in 1983 as an independent international organization to mobilize the experience, energy and international contacts of a group of statesmen who have held the highest office in their own countries. Council members jointly develop recommendations and practical solutions for the political, economic and social problems confronting humanity. The Council is unique in bringing together on a regular basis, and in an informal setting, more than thirty former heads of state or government. Serving in their individual capacities, the Council aims at fostering international co-operation and action in three priority areas: Peace and Security World Economic revitalization Universal ethical standards The Council selects specific issues and develops proposals for action from these areas and communicates these proposals directly to government leaders, other national decision-makers, heads of international organizations and influential individuals around the world. Please see the Final Communiqué from the 34th Annual Plenary Meeting in Dublin, Ireland on May 30-31, 2017. View Communiqué ( APPENDIX - THE DUBLIN CHARTER FOR ONE HEALTH The Charter for One Health is a statement of the values of social justice and fairness for all. The Charter is focused on collective action to protect and promote health and wellbeing; prevent disease and disability; and foster resilience and adaption that respond to the fragility of the planet and the obligation to safeguard those aspects of the environment that are essential for human health in the Anthropocene epoch. It builds on the Universal Declaration for Human Responsibilities. At this landmark meeting, Dr. Joanna Nurse, a physician and former Head of Health at the Commonwealth Secretariat presented on the policy implications of Planetary and One Health in this session.  Dr. Nurse is tasked by the Interaction Council with advancing the One Health Charter in collaboration with key partners.           Dr. Joanna Nurse, former Director, Health and Education Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK Below is a summary of the main actions in the Charter for One Health per Dr. Lueddeke: 1. Strengthening multi-sector solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals - the One Health  approach has the potential to act as a unifying theme;   2. Resilience to emerging threats -including AMR, disease outbreaks, climate change and environmental impacts;  3. Mainstreaming One Health within public health systems for UHC -including environmental health;  4. Strengthen One Health Governance mechanisms for systems reform;  5. Building leadership for One Health for future generations;   6. Establish an independent accountability mechanism for advancing action on One Health. George Lueddeke, PhD Chair, One Health Education Task Force The One Health Commission in association with the One Health Initiative Convenor/chair, One Health Global Think Tank for Sustainable Health & Well-Being - 2030 Consultant in Higher and Medical Education, Southampton, United Kingdom  Linked-In connection: