(2003; 148 pages)
13.5 Distribution of documents for procedural consultation process
The Committee was informed that the Secretariat would be preparing a paper on the future procedures for the distribution of documents and the consultation process. Some suggestions made by the Committee included:
- use of email, wherever possible, for the distribution of documents;
- distribution of documents several weeks before the meeting to allow participants sufficient time to study them;
- posting draft documents on the WHO web site for greater transparency, the early drafts being password protected until they are ready to be made more widely available;
- marking as “Draft” any draft documents posted on the WHO web site.
The Committee was informed of the consultation process for WHO documents, as well as expected changes in this process whereby greater use would be made of the WHO web site to give draft documents wider exposure.