SEA/RC60/11 - Membership of the South-East Asia region on the executive board
AbstractThe issue of expansion of membership of the South-East Asia (SEA) Region on the Executive Board was discussed at the High-Level Consultation (HLC) with SEAR Member Countries on WHO Programme Development and Management held in New Delhi, in May 2007. There was agreement at the HLC that with its high disease burden and large population base, the SEA Region should strive to have a larger number of seats on the Executive Board. The HLC recommended that the Regional Office should constitute a group of experts from both Member countries and WHO, to agree on a formula that most clearly represents their position and to report to the Sixtieth session of the Regional Committee on the progress. The Joint Meeting of Health Secretaries and the Consultative Committee on Programme Development and Management, which met from 2 to 6 July 2007 in the Regional Office, New Delhi, endorsed this recommendation. In order to take forward the action points recommended by the HLC, a Regional Expert Group Meeting on the Representation of South-East Asia Region on the WHO Executive Board was organized, on 12-13 August 2007 in Bangkok. The objectives were to present, review and elaborate options and scenarios on health metrics related to the regional membership on the WHO Executive Board and to recommend the most appropriate approach and method to use in support of the proposal to increase the membership from countries of the SEA Region on the Executive Board. The meeting included experts from Member Countries and the WHO Secretariat from the Regional Office. The recommendations that emanated from this meeting are now presented to the Sixtieth session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia. (2007). SEA/RC60/11 - Membership of the South-East Asia region on the executive board. WHO Regional Office for South East-Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128622