SEA/RC63/16 - Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions of the last three years:Collaboration within the UN system and with other international agencies and partnerships
AbstractThe recognition of health as a key element for sustainable development and global security has resulted in a substantial increase in global resources for health in recent years. At the same time, the diversity and number of health actors have also increased significantly, with private and non-state actors contributing significant resources to development assistance for health. With this proliferation of actors in health, WHO, particularly at country level must coordinate its work, through effective partnerships, not only with government authorities but also with other United Nations (UN) agencies, donors, and civil society organizations, in order to ensure alignment of health strategies and goals and improve health development outcomes at country level. The paper provides an overview of WHO’s collaboration within the UN system and with other international agencies and partnerships over the last year. It reflects the Organization’s commitment to UN reform, as well as its efforts in collaborating with a diverse and complementary array of partners to enhance the effectiveness of the global health community in accelerating the achievement of the internationally-agreed health development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting held in the Regional Office in New Delhi from 28 June to 1 July 2010 reviewed the working paper and made the following recommendations: Action by Member States • To strengthen national coordination mechanisms for external assistance for health, based on the principles of national ownership and alignment with national health development goals and strategies. Actions by WHO-SEARO (1) To continue to support Member States, as requested, during the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) development process in order to enrich the health dimension of the UNDAF through the country cooperation strategy (CCS). (2) To support Member States and WHO country offices to build capacity in strategically integrating health into the Climate Change; Human Rights; Social Protection and Emergency Preparedness and Response components of UNDAFs. The working paper and the HLP meeting recommendations based on it are submitted to the Sixty-third Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). SEA/RC63/16 - Follow-up action on pending issues and selected Regional Committee resolutions/decisions of the last three years:Collaboration within the UN system and with other international agencies and partnerships. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128401