World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). WHO reform: Framework of engagement with non-State actors - SEA/RC68/9 Rev.1. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/180787
As part of WHO reform, the governing bodies requested the Director-General to develop an overarching framework as well as separate policies on WHO’s engagement with different groups of non-State actors.The Secretariat submitted a draft framework for engagement with non-State actors to the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, which decided that it be discussed by regional committees and the revised draft submitted to the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly through the Executive Board.On the basis of inputs received from debates at the meetings of governing bodies and consultations, the Secretariat submitted a revised version of the draft overarching framework as well as separate policies on WHO’s engagement with different groups of non-State actors to the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015.The Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly, while welcoming the progress made towards consensus on the framework of engagement with non-State actors, noted that it wished to finalize the framework at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly in 2016. It requested the Director-General to (i) convene an intergovernmental meeting as soon as possible; (ii) submit the finalized framework of engagement with non-State actors for adoption to the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly through the Executive Board and (iii) develop the register of non-State actors in time for the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.The High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting held in the WHO Regional Office in New Delhi from 29 June to 2 July 2015 reviewed the attached working paper and made the following recommendations.Actions by Member States(1)Participate in the open-ended intergovernmental meeting scheduled to be held in Geneva during 8–10 July 2015.(2)Participate in and share inputs on the draft framework during the intersessional meeting to be organized by the Regional Office on 24–25 August 2015 in Sri Lanka.Action by WHO (1)Convene an intersessional meeting of all Member States before the Sixty-eighth Session of the Regional Committee (24–25 August 2015) to build a regional position on the sections of the draft framework where consensus is yet to be reached.The working paper and HLP recommendations are submitted to the Sixty-eighth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.