High level consultation between WHO and UNFPA
Summary report, 9 December 2002
A high-level consultation was held at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 9 December 2002 between the Director-General of WHO, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, and the Executive Director of UNFPA, Dr Thoraya Obaid, together with senior staff members from the two agencies. This consultation followed a meeting of technical staff from UNFPA and WHO on 17–18 June 2002 also held at WHO Headquarters in Geneva.
The purpose of both meetings was to enhance collaboration in implementing activities of mutual interest and to mainstream complementary efforts towards the fulfilment of international development goals in the area of reproductive health, including goals set by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) and their respective five-year reviews of implementation, as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This report summarizes the presentations made and the recommendations agreed upon at the high-level consultation.