Promoting health through the life-course

70th World Health Assembly

Health throughout the Life-course at WHA70

WHA-70 Plenary meeting
WHO/L. Cipriani

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

The following include main documents related to WHA70 as well as those pertaining to key life-course issues.

Progress reports

  • G. Public health impacts of exposure to mercury and mercury compounds: the role of WHO and ministries of public health in the implementation of the Minamata Convention (resolution WHA67.11 (2014))
  • H. Strategy for integrating gender analysis and actions into the work of WHO (resolution WHA60.25 (2007))