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WHO Register of non-State actors

WHO’s engagements with non-State actors, at global, regional and country levels, support the implementation of the Organization’s policies and recommendations, as well as the application of WHO’s technical norms and standards. Such engagements are governed by the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA), adopted by the 69th session of the World Health Assembly in May 2016 (Resolution WHA69.10).

WHO Register of non-State actors has been established in order to manage these engagements transparently. To recall, a pilot version of this Register was launched during the January session of the Executive Board in 2015. Following the adoption of the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA), in May 2016, a new version of the Register was established in time for the Seventieth World Health Assembly. This version encompasses the following features:

  • “Non-State Actors’ profiles”, which contains main standard information of non-State actors engaging with WHO. Such information is provided by non-State actors themselves, and its accuracy and completeness is the sole responsibility of the non-State actors, not WHO;
  • “WHO’s Engagements”, containing high-level descriptions of WHO’s engagements with non-State actors;
  • “Non-State actors in Official Relations”, which includes the plans for collaboration between WHO and non-State actors in official relations with agreed objectives and outlining activities for the relevant period, structured in accordance with the General Programme of Work and Programme budget and consistent with the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors.

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