SEA/RC61/15 - Review of the decisions and resolutions of the sixty-first world health assembly and the 122nd and 123rd sessions of the WHO executive board
AbstractThe attached working paper highlights the most significant and relevant decisions and resolutions emanating from the Sixty-first World Health Assembly (held from 19-24 May 2008) as well as the 122nd and 123rd sessions of the Executive Board (held from 21-26 January 2008 and 26-27 May 2008 respectively). These decisions and resolutions are particularly relevant to the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region, have obvious and immediate implications for them, and would merit follow-up action by both Member countries as well as WHO at the Regional Office and country office levels. During the Sixty-first World Health Assembly, Member countries of the SEA Region made consolidated statements on behalf of the Region on seven agenda items, which they themselves identified after considerable discussion among themselves. This was the first time that such an exercise had been undertaken. The background of the 10 selected decisions/resolutions, highlights from the main operative paragraphs of these selected decisions/resolutions, as well as the regional implications of each decision and/or resolution, as applicable, and actions proposed for Member States and WHO have been presented. The working paper was submitted for consideration by the Meeting of the Advisory Committee (ACM), with particular reference to the regional implications and actions proposed to be taken towards implementation of the recommendations contained in the selected decisions/resolutions. The ACM was requested to consider the decisions/resolutions as relevant (details of these decisions/resolutions were provided in the Annex to this paper). The ACM made the following recommendations: Action by WHO/SEARO (1) To provide support to Member countries to implement the resolutions that have regional implications, and particularly resolution WHA61.21 “Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property”; and (2) The 10 selected resolutions of the Sixty-first World Health Assembly be submitted to the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee for review, consideration and noting as appropriate. The paper is now submitted to the Sixty-first Session of the Regional Committee for its review, consideration and noting, as appropriate.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). SEA/RC61/15 - Review of the decisions and resolutions of the sixty-first world health assembly and the 122nd and 123rd sessions of the WHO executive board. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128640