SEA/RC69/21: Review of Regional Committee resolutions
AbstractThe Sixty-eighth session of the Regional Committee in Dili, Timor-Leste, committed to re-examine past resolutions for their relevance and timeliness with a view to decide on a set of criteria and time frame for phasing out resolutions that have already been implemented/acted upon or have outlived their relevance. This is all the more important in view of the streamlining of WHO’s Governance functions to allow greater focus on global and regional priorities in the limited time available at the Governing Body meetings. The Informal Working Group (IWG) on past Regional Committee Resolutions met on 14–15 March 2016, followed by the Technical Consultation of Member States of the SEA Region to review past Regional Committee resolutions that pertained to a 15-year period dating from 2000 to 2015, in the Regional Office in New Delhi on 7–8 June 2016. The recommendations of the Technical Consultation, including the department-wise categorization of 78 resolutions and the criteria proposed for categorization of the resolutions, were reviewed and noted by the High-Level Preparatory Meeting. The HLP Meeting accordingly made the following recommendation for action by Member States: (1) Recommend that the Draft Decision approved by the HLP Meeting be placed before the Sixty-ninth Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration and decision (the Draft Decision is placed as Annexure C of this Working Paper). This Working Paper and the HLP Meeting recommendation 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/RC69/21: Review of Regional Committee resolutions. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/246281