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Title: SEA/RC58/15 - 11th general programme of work 2006-2015: review of process and draft contents
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2-Aug-2005
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: The 42nd Meeting of the Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management (CCPDM), held in Dhaka, from 5-7 July 2005, deliberated on the 11th General Programme of Work 2006-2015: Review of process and draft contents. The CCPDM reviewed the draft Executive Summary of the 11th General Programme of Work. The preparation of a programme of work covering a specific period is a constitutional requirement of WHO. The 11th General Programme of Work is for the ten-year period 2006- 2015. The General Programme of Work is being drafted over the cours e of a year through a consultation process that is still actively under way, involving Member States, WHO Secretariat, organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations, civil society and major stakeholders. After review by regional governing bodies and further consultation with other partners, the General Programme of Work will be revised and submitted to the Executive Board at its 117th session, before being presented to the Fifty-ninth World Health Assembly. The draft executive summary is attached. The General Programme of Work is not simply a framework for planning the work of WHO. It has a strategic function i.e. to review and assess the current condition of world health and to propose a global health agenda. Given the recognition that health is a crucial component of work on development, security, poverty, and justice, among others, the 11th General Programme of Work is outward looking, placing health in the increasingly complex global context. Its duration coincides with that set for achievement of the internationally-agreed development goals contained in the Millennium Declaration, reflecting the close linkages with other development partners in this endeavour. The General Programme of Work proposes a reasoned, strategic perspective on the challenges facing world health, collective action through a global agenda to meet them, and an assessment of what this implies for WHO. Once approved by the governing bodies, it will have direct policy and management implications for the Organization, and will inform preparation of both the medium-term strategic plan for 2008-2013 and biennial programme budgets. The Regional Committee is invited to consider the Executive Summary and to comment on its strategic orientation. Attention is particularly drawn to identified challenges and gaps, and to the proposed global health agenda and its specific implications for the work of WHO.
Gov't Doc #: SEA/RC58/15
Appears in Collections:Regional Committee Meeting 58 Colombo, Sri Lanka, 6-10 September 2005

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