[Ip-health] 129th Executive Board considering following resolution on WHO reform

thiru at keionline.org thiru at keionline.org
Wed May 25 09:22:57 PDT 2011

At 6:22PM, Geneva time, the 129th Executive Board is on a 10 minute  
break to discuss the following draft resolution on WHO reform.


"Chair's text, based on draft proposed by Ecuador

The 29th [sic] Executive Board,

(OP.1) DECIDES to establish an incremental, transparent, Member-State  
driven and inclusive consultative process comprising of the following  

Requests the Director-General to prepare three concept papers on the  
following issues: governance of WHO, independent evaluation of WHO and  
the World Health Forum as outline in resolution WHA64.2.

To hold consultations of Member States at WHO Headquarters, on these  
papers and to create a platform for web-based consultations:

Requests regional committees to engage in strategic discussions  
regarding the reform process and report on these discussions to the  
meeting outlined below;

To hold a special session of the Executive Board in 2011 following the  
Regional Committee meetings to discuss outcomes of the consultative  
process on the three papers, and draft proposals of the managerial  
reforms prepared by the secretariat, and to make specific  
recommendations on the next steps of the reform process.

(OP.2) URGES Member States to support and actively engage in the  
reform process.

(OP.3) REQUESTS the Director-General to support the aforementioned  
elements of the consultative process."

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