|In today’s globalized world, with the advancement of technology, this brings an impact to the social development in all aspects. It could harm life, lessen safety, possibly bring about different risks namely road accident, hazard products, pollution, disasters, violence, and so on. These dramatically cause a strong effect toward children, teenagers, women, working people, disables and elderly.
Community participation in managing environmental and social risk and for safety promotion is the fundamental of community empowerment that leads to the solution and reduction of injury that causes damage to health, life and property.
On behalf of “Board of Community Empowerment and Participation for Safe Community” under the National safety council, WHO Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion, we have a firm intention to collaborate with all sectors to promote the following 3 communities which are Tambon Wangsaipoon in Pichit province, Tambon Talad Kriab Municipality in Ayudhaya province, and Nan Municipality in Nan province to be designated as international safe community. We aim to encourage safe community policy and engage in its interventions, as well as to extend the safe community management to other communities.
We sincerely hope that the 22nd International Conference on Safe Communities 2015 at Nan Municipality in Nan province will lead to community collaboration and the increment of national and international safe communities.
“Boat Race Broadcast, City of ivory black, Painting of Wat Phumin, The golden orange clay, Phra That Chae Haeng brilliantly.”
On behalf of Nan Communities, the entire private sectors and the local authority, we are pleased and honored to host the 22th International Conference on Safe Communities. We sincerely invite you to join the conference and share your excellent ideas for safety in community as a key element in living together. We also cordially welcome your participation in community development as well as your contribution in sharing Nan’s local wisdom, its unique culture, the peaceful and tranquil lifestyle. It will be a great pleasure to meet you all in this conference.
Mr. Suwat Promsuwan
Vice President, Organizing Committee,
The 22nd International Conference on Safe Communities 2015
เทศบาลเมืองน่าน มีวิสัยทัศน์ว่า เมืองแห่งคนอายุยืน คืนถิ่นอัตลักษณ์เมืองเก่า เรามุ่งเป็นชุมชนแห่งปัญญา ปรารถนาสู่สังคมคุณภาพ เมืองที่น่าอยู่นี้ขับเคลื่อนนโยบายสาธารณะ 5 มิติ ได้แก่ เมืองสะอาดสวยงาม, เมืองปลอดภัย, เมืองที่มีศิลปวัฒนธรรมที่ดี, เมืองที่มีสิ่งแวดล้อมที่ดี และเมืองธรรมาภิบาลที่พลเมืองมีส่วนร่วมเอื้ออาทร
|Participate in the International Safe Community movement!|
|Injuries caused by accidents, violence or “self-inflicted” cause a lot of negative effects as human suffering or death as well as economic negative effects for individuals, states, communities and the business sector. In principle all injuries are preventable. Target oriented work and collaboration communities all over the world have shown that it is possible to decrease injuries by at least 25 % yearly.
There are four ground pillars for success
• Injury prevention requires coordinated action in the community
• Health sector have a crucial role in collecting information on injured people, injury patterns, causes of injuries and hazard situations
• Local programs must include all citizens and focus on the most vulnerable
• Evaluation both of the process and outcome of a safety promotion program is important
• The work must be of high quality with countinous feed-back and improvements of programs
In our quality assurance program there are now more than 300 communities that are “designated” – with more than 100 million citizens – that are participating in our “Safe Community Network”. More than 20“International Safe Community Support Centres”support the communities´ continuous improvements. Around twenty authorized active certifiers works are of crucial value in thatquality improvement process.
From the beginning in 1989 The World Health Organization and Karolinska Institutet set up a “Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion” in order to thoroughly develop the concept of “Safe Communities” and the practical work of helping communities to develop efficient program in a world-wide network. This co-operation ceases by September 2015 when the work has gone into an ongoing operative phase. The work is now replaced by all activities hosted by the “International Safe Community Certifying Centre”- all info in this home page! The organisation is established as an NGO (Non- Governmental Organization).
The initiative to “Safe Communities” was once and for all taken 3 to 4 decades ago by the World Health Organization. The future will show how formal co-operation should look like.
Professor Leif Svanström
Chair International Safe Community Certifying Centre
|Welcome Message from Director, the Section of Major Risk Factors Control, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Thailand|
|Welcome to the 22nd International Safe Community Conference which is held in Nan Municipality, Thailand during 22 – 25 November 2015. We, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, are proud of having been able to support Nan province and Nan municipality in both direct and indirect ways in hosting this conference.
We congratulate both the host and the participants of this great conference. First, the Nan municipality and Nan people in general have a chance to practice and show their capabilities in hosting the conference and taking care of participants from countries around the world. You, conference participants, will experience their kind hospitality directly. Second, Nan province is one of the best examples, in Thailand, of that strong community participation will be able to do many good things for people in the community itself, including safety issues. You will listen to examples and visit real great communities in Nan province during the conference. Third, Thai people and participants around the world will be able to exchange lessons learned from many good examples of safe communities around the world.
Wish all the best to the host and the participants.
|Bundit Sornpaisarn, MD, PhD
Director, the Section of Major Risk Factors Control
Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Thailand
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