15-17 November 2006
The management of noncommunicable diseases in humanitarian settings, WHO headquarters, Geneva
15 November 2006
World COPD Day
Chronic respiratory diseases programme
Indigenous Peoples Forum on Tobacco Use, New Zealand
14 November 2006
World Diabetes Day
16 October 2006
"Preventing Child Maltreatment: A guide to taking action and generating evidence". New WHO publication in support of implementation of the Secretary General's report on Violence against Children to be released 16 October 2006
Read more about the "Preventing Child Maltreatment" report
12 October 2006
WHO will join its partner organization, Vision 2020, to draw attention to the theme of World Sight Day 2006, Low Vision and Refractive Error. Millions of people are functionally blind simply because they have no access to corrective eye glasses.
10 October 2006
World Mental Health Day. This year's theme: "Building Awareness - Reducing Risks: Suicide and Mental Illness"
2 October 2006
International Atomic Energy Agency meets with WHO to discuss cancer control
12-16 July, 2006
WHO represented at 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health
More about the event
Address to the opening plenary [pdf 345kb]
14-16 June 2006
The harmful use of alcohol: Intergovernmental Organizations consultation, Geneva.
May 31, 2006
World No Tobacco Day
Global launch: "Tobacco: deadly in any form or disguise"
22-27 May 2006
59th World Health Assembly:
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental health resolutions
2-5 May 2006
WHO convenes international meeting to discuss the impact of food and non-alcoholic beverage marketing on children
27 April 2006
WHO launches new Child Growth Standards
WHO Child Growth Standards
24-25 April 2006
The harmful use of alcohol: Nongovernmental Organizations consultation, Geneva.
24 April 2006
Women's health and chronic diseases: Assistant Director-General addresses Ministers of Health of the European Union.
Speech in English [pdf 21kb]
Speech in French [pdf 25kb]
10-12 April 2006
10th meeting of the WHO Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma
2-5 April 2006
8th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Durban, South Africa, hosted by WHO
13-17 March 2006
WHO hosts the 33rd Session of the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN)
Participants' statement [pdf 107kb]
9-10 March 2006
The Department of Nutrition for Health and Development convened a meeting in Geneva on 9-10 March to develop guidelines for inclusion of nutrition into Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) proposals. In attendance were representatives from a number of African countries, NGOs and International Organizations.
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS
8 March 2006
The harmful use of alcohol: summary of alcohol industry consultations
1 March 2006
Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health: Industry meeting summary.
17 February 2006
Regional launch of the report, Preventing Chronic Disease: a vital investment, New Delhi, India.
14 February 2006
Regional launch of the report, Preventing Chronic Disease: a vital investment, Bangkok, Thailand.
6-17 February 2006
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Conference of the Parties
Director General's speech
4 February 2006
World Cancer Day
Cancer case studies
23-28 January 2006
WHO Executive Board 117 recommends resolutions