SEA/RC57/7 - Review of proposed programme budget 2006-2007
Abstractbudget whose formulation revolved around a set of objectives, strategies and Organization-wide expected results, within the framework of 36 Areas of Work, emphasizing Organization-wide expected results and indicators within each such area of work. The lessons learnt in implementing the previous biennial programme have formed a crucial input in the process. The Proposed Programme Budget builds upon achievements and lessons learnt. It sets out current and emerging priorities, and devotes greater attention to the challenges faced by global public health, which have led to increased demands on, and expectations from, WHO. It has been organized around the Areas of Work which represent WHO’s main orientations, with well-defined scopes and contents. Draft Regional Areas of Work, attached to the Proposed Programme Budget document, outline the regional situation in terms of issues, challenges, goals, objectives and strategic approaches. The Proposed Programme Budget also reflects the Director-General’s proposal to increase the overall level of the budget by 12.8% as compared with the previous biennium. The Proposed Programme Budget is an important step in the consultative process and is a key instrument in WHO’s ongoing work. The document was discussed at length by the CCPDM, at its forty-first meeting in July 2004 as agenda item 3.3, and its observations and recommendations have been highlighted in its report (Section 7, doc. SEA/PDM/Meet.41/11). The CCPDM recommended that the Proposed Programme Budget 2006-2007 be endorsed by the Regional Committee. It also recommended that the Regional Committee adopt a resolution on the subject. Comments from the representatives as well as guidance of the Regional Committee will be a vital input in the process of refining the document before the final budget is submitted to the Executive Board for review at its 115th session in January 2005, and then to the Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2005.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2004). SEA/RC57/7 - Review of proposed programme budget 2006-2007. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128775