SEA/RC69/19: Key issues arising out of the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly and the 138th and 139th Sessions of the WHO Executive Board
AbstractThe attached working paper highlights, from the perspective of the WHO South-East Asia Region, the most important and relevant resolutions endorsed by the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (held on 23–28 May 2016) and the 138th and 139th sessions of the Executive Board (held on 25–30 January 2016 and 30–31 May 2016, respectively). These resolutions are deemed to have important implications for the South-East Asia Region and merit follow-up action by both Member States as well as WHO at the regional and country levels. The background of the selected resolutions, their implications on collaborative activities with Member States, as applicable, along with actions proposed for Member States and WHO have been summarized. All the resolutions of the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly and the Regional One Voice (ROV) on Agenda items presented at the Health Assembly and 138th and 139th sessions of the WHO Executive Board are provided in the annex to this Working Paper. The High-Level Preparatory Meeting held in New Delhi from 11–14 July 2016 reviewed the attached working paper and made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) Take necessary and appropriate follow-up action as requested by the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly through its resolutions in the national context. Action by WHO (1) Take appropriate follow-up action at the regional and country levels and support Member States on the implementation of the specific issues as may be required. This Working Paper and the HLP Meeting recommendations are submitted to the Sixty-ninth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia for its consideration and decision.
Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization. (2016). SEA/RC69/19: Key issues arising out of the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly and the 138th and 139th Sessions of the WHO Executive Board. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/246279