SEA/RC65/19 - Process for Nomination of the Regional Director
AbstractThe attached paper proposes a modification to the Process for Nomination of the WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia. This proposal, to incorporate a presentation by candidates into the process, is intended to further strengthen transparency, fairness and equity in the process for nomination of the Regional Director. It will also permit the representatives from Members States to request clarifications following the presentation in order to better assess the candidates. Such a change will require a modification to Rule 49 of the Rules of Procedure of the Regional Committee. The working paper provides a draft resolution for the consideration of the Regional Committee, and the proposed text for amendment of Rule 49. It also includes the proposed modalities for the presentation process and the desired criteria for assessing candidates for the post of the Regional Director. A working paper was submitted to the High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting for its review and recommendations in June 2011. The HLP suggested requesting Member States to consider this issue in preparation for future discussions on this subject. This matter was noted at the Regional Committee, at its Sixty-fourth Session in September last year, in connection with the HLP’s Report to the Regional Committee. Requests were thereafter received from two Member States to carry this work ahead and the Regional Director decided to call a Consultative Meeting of SEA Region Member States on 13–14 March 2012 to advise him on the way forward. This paper has now incorporated the recommendations from the Consultative Meeting and is being presented to the Regional Committee for its deliberations and decisions.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). SEA/RC65/19 - Process for Nomination of the Regional Director. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128312
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