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Foreign Policy and Global Health

UN Secretary General’s report to the 64th General Assembly

Operative paragraph 5 of the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/63/33 on Global Health and Foreign Policy "Requests the Secretary-General, in close collaboration with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, and in consultation with Member States, to submit to the General Assembly at its sixty-fourth session, in 2009, a comprehensive report, with recommendations, on challenges, activities and initiatives related to foreign policy and global health, taking into account the outcome of the annual ministerial review to be held by the Economic and Social Council in 2009." In close coordination with the office of the UNSG, and in consultation with Member States, WHO took the lead in preparing this report:

FPGH Initiative

The Foreign Policy and Global Health (FPGH) Initiative, launched by the Oslo Ministerial Declaration, and the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a symposium on foreign policy and global health on 12-13 June 2008 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Geneva.


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