WHA67.25 - Antimicrobial Resistance. WHA resolution; Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, 2014
(2014; 3 pages) [Arabic] [Chinese] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]


REQUESTS the Director-General:

  1. to ensure that all relevant parts of the Organization, at headquarters, regional and country levels, are actively engaged and coordinated in promoting work on containing antimicrobial resistance, including through the tracking of resource flows for research and development on antimicrobial resistance in the new global health research and development observatory;
  2. to set aside adequate resources for the work in the Secretariat, in line with the Programme budget 2014–2015 and the Twelfth General Programme of Work, 2014–2019;
  3. to strengthen the tripartite collaboration between FAO, OIE and WHO for combating antimicrobial resistance in the spirit of the “One Health” approach;
  4. to explore with the United Nations Secretary-General options for a high-level initiative, including a high-level meeting, to increase political awareness, engagement and leadership on antimicrobial resistance;
  5. to develop a draft global action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, which addresses the need to ensure that all countries, especially low- and middle-income countries, have the capacity to combat antimicrobial resistance and which takes into account existing action plans and all available evidence and best practice as well as the recommendations of WHO’s Strategic Technical Advisory Group on antimicrobial resistance and the WHO policy package to combat antimicrobial resistance, which asks Member States:
    • to commit to a comprehensive, financed national plan with accountability and civil society engagement;
    • to strengthen surveillance and laboratory capacity;
    • to ensure uninterrupted access to essential medicines of assured quality;
    • to regulate and promote rational use of medicines, including in animal husbandry, and ensure proper patient care;
    • to enhance infection prevention and control;
    • to foster innovation and research and development for new tools;
  6. to apply a multisectoral approach to inform the drafting of the global action plan, by consulting Member States as well as other relevant stakeholders, especially other multilateral stakeholders, such as FAO and OIE, taking into account the need to manage potential conflicts of interest;
  7. to submit to the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly, through the Executive Board at its 136th session, a draft global action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, together with a summary report on progress made in implementing the other aspects of this resolution.
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