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Second International Meeting of World Pharmacopoeias

18–19 April 2013 – New Delhi, India

The second international meeting of world pharmacopoeias was jointly hosted by the World Health Organization and the Indian Pharmacopeia Commission, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 18–19 April 2013, in New Delhi, India.

Numerous WHO Member States’ pharmacopoeias worldwide attended this meeting as partners to deliberate on important issues of common interest, including the follow-up of the recommendations expressed during the first international meeting of world pharmacopoeias. During the meeting a revised draft of a new guideline on good pharmacopoeial practices (GPhP) was deliberated upon with the participants and the concept papers discussed and agreed upon.

Positioned as a strategic policy dialogue the outcomes and recommendations of this meeting will be presented to the WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations, which advises the Director-General, WHO and WHO's Member States on future perspectives and strategic approaches in relation to pharmacopoeias.

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