Prof Dainius Puras (Lithuania)


Plenary Presenter
Commission on Health (Commission 5)

Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Presentation title:
Towards Full Realization of the Right of Everyone to Physical and Mental Health: Opportunities and Challenges



Dainius Pūras is professor of child psychiatry and public mental health at Vilnius University, Lithuania. In 2014 Prof. Pūras was appointed by UN Human Right Council and serves as a UN Special rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health. In June 2018 he was elected a chair of Coordination committee of the UN Special procedures mechanism. In 2007-2011 he was a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Dr. Pūras is actively involved in regional and global activities that promote human rights based approach and evidence based health policies and services, with focus on mental health and child health.