The WFN has published a statement concerning point 5 b of the agenda Improving environment and health in the context of Health 2020 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

53 members of the WHO European region will take part in the 67th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Budapest, Hungary, on 11–14 September 2017.

The WFN has been invited as a Non-state Actor (NSA) in working relation, among with several other NGOS.

The WFN has published a statement concerning point 5b of the agenda Improving environment and health in the context of Health 2020 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/governance/regional-committee-for-europe/67th-session/statements-from-non-state-actors‎)

The WFN will be represented by Wolfgang Grisold

 


About the 67th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

The WHO Regional Committee for Europe – the annual governance meeting of the WHO Regional Office – will meet in Budapest, Hungary, on 11-14 September 2017. Over 500 delegates including health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society will attend the meeting. Her Royal Highness, The Crown Princess of Denmark, new WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Prime-Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, as well as Deputy Prime Ministers of Malta and Turkey and other high-level guests, will address the Committee.

The delegates are expected to adopt a number of resolutions on important public health issues and on the technical and administrative work of WHO Regional Office. Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • opportunities and challenges for 21st-century public health;
  • practical action towards building a fit-for-purpose health workforce;
  • ways to improve access to medicines in the Member States; and
  • 10 years of implementing the International Health Regulations (2005) in the Region.