Key events in 2018

January


WHO Executive Board Meeting

22-27 JANUARY 2018 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

The main Board meeting, at which the agenda for the forthcoming Health Assembly is agreed upon and resolutions for forwarding to the Health Assembly are adopted, is held in January, with a second shorter meeting in May, immediately after the Health Assembly, for more administrative matters. The main functions of the Board are to give effect to the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, to advise it and generally to facilitate its work.


African Union Summit

22-29 JANUARY 2018 | ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

“By declaring 2018 the African Anti-Corruption Year, the African Union (AU) policy making organs have given a strong push forward in our collective efforts towards a peaceful and secure Africa… Indeed Corruption kills”, underlined the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, in the introductory chapter of the concept note on the African Union (AU) theme of the year 2018 : “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”.


World Economic Forum

23-26 JANUARY 2018 | DAVOS, SWITZERLAND

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is a creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme.


The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum

30-31 JANUARY 2018 | UNITED NATIONS, NY

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2018, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and to discuss the policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels with a view to promoting solutions to the global challenge of strengthening resilience and sustainable development.


Countdown meeting: Improving the measurement of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition

31-1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 | STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

Countdown to 2030 tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions to achieve universal coverage for women's, children's and adolescents' health.