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Title: WHO reform: Governance reform - SEA/RC68/8
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 23-Jul-2015
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Description: Governance reform is one of the three pillars of WHO reform. However, unlike programmatic and managerial reform areas, governance reform has seen slower progress towards implementation of its activities than the other areas, in part due to the more complex nature of stakeholder interests. A working group on governance reform has been established with priority to establish and further governance reform throughout the Organization, especially in regard to the (i) working methods of the governing bodies; and (ii) alignment of governance across the three levels of WHO. The South-East Asia Region (SEAR) has implemented various governance reforms including: revised protocols for the election of the Regional Director, enhanced briefings to Member States in advance of governance events and streamlining the Regional Committee meeting. All of these activities are in line with the governance reform agenda. The purpose of this agenda item is to further the governance reform process within the Region by: (1) actively engaging Member States at the Regional Committee in relation to governance matters; and (2) to seek the guidance of Member States on global, regional and country governance matters. The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting for the Sixty-eighth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia held at WHO Regional Office in New Delhi on 29 June–2 July 2015, reviewed the attached working paper and made the following recommendation: Action by Member States (1) Send suggestions and contributions to the focal points of the two sub-groups for consideration by the working group on governance reform. The working paper and HLP recommendation are submitted to the Sixty-eighth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia for its consideration.
Gov't Doc #: SEA/RC68/8
Appears in Collections:Regional Committee Meeting 68 Dili, Timor-Leste, 07-11 September 2015

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