[Ip-health] Fwd: Public webinar on WHO Reform - 19 December 2016

Susan Isiko Strba susan.isiko.strba at bluewin.ch
Wed Dec 14 13:24:57 PST 2016

Gian Luca Burci is WHO former Legal Counsel

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Subject: 	Public webinar on WHO Reform - 19 December 2016
Date: 	Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:19:48 -0600
From: 	Global Health Centre <globalhealth at graduateinstitute.ch>
To: 	susan.isiko.strba at bluewin.ch

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Global Health Programme 

You are cordially invited to join the
Public Webinar*
Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute

Reform of the World Health Organization
Achievements and Challenges

Monday, 19  2016 | 12:00 - 13:00 CET ONLINE

   * Why is the reform of the World Health Organization important for
     global health?
   * What are the successes of the reform until now? What results can we
     realistically expect?
   * What challenges does the emergency reform pose for the overall reforms?
   * What is the impact of the election of the new Director-General on
     the ongoing reform?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has undertaken programmatic, 
governance and managerial reforms since 2010. In 2015, WHO's work in 
emergencies was added as the fourth stream of reform, and in May 2016, 
after lengthy consultations and debates, the World Health Assembly 
adopted the Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors. The reforms 
are ambitious and seek to make the priority setting and allocation of 
resources within WHO more transparent and accountable, while 
streamlining its governance, and increasing the efficiency of managerial 
practices, such as human resources and finance. They are also important 
for maintaining the position of WHO as the leading global actor and 
authority in international health work. In the context of increasing 
global challenges for health and the upcoming change in leadership, WHO 
needs the capacity and resources to respond to health needs in a rapidly 
changing international environment.

The Global Health Centre invites you to this webinar discussion with 
Prof Gian Luca Burci to explore the progress and outcomes of these 
reforms and discuss the challenges still ahead for a substantial and 
successful overall reform of the Organization.

GL Burci	Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of 
International and Development Studies

Gian Luca Burci is Adjunct Professor in International Law at the 
Graduate Institute, and affiliated to the Global Health Centre. He 
teaches the joint LLM in Global Health Law and International 
Institutions programme in partnership with Georgetown University. He 
served in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization from 
1998-2016 and was Legal Counsel since 2005. Previously, he served as 
Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in 
the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He holds a post graduate 
degree in law from the Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy. His 
areas of expertise are in international law and international 
organisations as well as governance and law related to international health.

Please join us for this online discussion with Gian Luca and ask your 

In order to receive the login details, please register here 
free of charge.

The webinar is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

You can download the announcement in pdf 

For more information, please visit the event website 
or contact globalhealth at graduateinstitute.ch 
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