SEA/RC66/18 - Revision to the rules of procedure of the WHO regional committee for South-East Asia
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AbstractIn May 2012, the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly, in its decision WHA65(9), endorsed the proposals for enhancing alignment between the Regional Committees and the Executive Board with the intent to strengthen, streamline and improve the methods of work and roles of the governing bodies. The proposals included increasing harmonization across the regional committees in relation to the nomination of Regional Directors, the review of credentials and participation of observers. In September 2012, the Sixty-fifth Regional Committee for South-East Asia adopted resolution SEA/RC65/R1 to align its Rules of Procedure with respect to harmonization of the process of nomination of the Regional Director with those of the other regions. To fully comply with the request of Member States at the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly, the Rules of Procedure for the Regional Committee for South-East Asia must be amended, essentially to formalize that which is already in practice in the conduct of Regional Committee meetings in South-East Asia with respect to review of credentials and the participation of observers. The attached working paper provides the proposed amended language to the Rules of Procedure for the Regional Committee of South-East Asia, in alignment with the language adopted previously in four other regions. Included is a draft resolution for consideration by the Regional Committee. The Sixth Meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM), held from 4 to 5 July 2013, reviewed the attached working paper and made the following recommendation: Action by WHO-SEARO (1) WHO country offices to consult with the Ministry of Health before suggesting names of NGOs, partners and civil society organizations. The working paper and the SPPDM recommendation are submitted to the Sixty-sixth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2013). SEA/RC66/18 - Revision to the rules of procedure of the WHO regional committee for South-East Asia. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128289
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