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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

Presentation to informal consultation on WHO’s engagement with non-State actors

Participation

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

Registration requests should be sent to by email to nonstateactors@who.int by 10 October 2013. Any questions on the consultations can be sent to the same address.

Annotated agenda

Background information for participants

Discussion paper

Additional information

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

Nongovernmental organizations
Private sector
Non-State actors
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