First informal consultation on WHO’s engagement with non-State actors
When: 17–18 October 2013, 10:00–13:00 and 15:00–18:00
Where: Executive Board room, WHO Headquarters
The Executive Board, at its 133rd session, under agenda item 5 on WHO reform (EB133/16) requested the Director-General to organize an informal consultation with Member States and non-State actors on WHO’s engagement with non-State actors. The consultation will inform the drafting of reform proposals to be submitted to the Executive Board at its 134th session in January 2014.
Summary report and list of participants
Comments received after the informal consultation from Member States
Comments received after the informal consultation from non-State actors
The Global Social Observatory
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)
The International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA)
Democratising Global Health Coalition on WHO Reform (DGH)
The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (EUROCARE)
The NCD Alliance (NCDA)
UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS)
Presentation to informal consultation on WHO’s engagement with non-State actors
The consultation is open to Member States and non-State actors who may participate in the Executive Board room or virtually via Webex. Invitations have been sent by Circular letter to all Member States and NGOs in official relations. Other non-State actors are also welcomed to register and their participation will be examined on a case-by-case basis. Participants via Webex can send questions or remarks by email to be read in the consultation.
Registration requests should be sent to by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 October 2013. Any questions on the consultations can be sent to the same address.
Background information for participants
The meeting will be chaired by the Director-General. All Member States and non-State actors will be provided with a name plate. Seating in the room will be on a first-come first-served basis. Interpretation in all six official languages will be available.
Other relevant documents on WHO’s engagement with non-State actors
- Principles governing relations with nongovernmental organizations
Consultation on WHO’s engagement with NGOs: Issues to consider in the formulation of a policy
WHO reform: Towards a new policy of WHO engagement with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) – Report
List NGOs in official relations with WHO
Key issues for the development of a policy on engagement with nongovernmental organizations ( EB 132/5 Add.2)
WHO governance reform, Report by the Secretariat (EB 133/16)
WHO governance reform (Decision EB133(2))
WHO reform, Governance : options for criteria for inclusion, exclusion or deferral of items on the provisional agenda of the Executive Board (EB133/3)
WHO reform, High-level implementation plan and report, Report by the Director-General (A66/4)
WHO reform: engagement with nongovernmental organizations (Decision EB132(11))
WHO reform: global health governance (Decision EB132(13))