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140th WHO Executive Board

23 January, 2017 to 1 February, 2017
09.00 - 17.00
Geneva, Switzerland
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The Executive Board is composed of 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms. This year the annual Board meeting is held from 23 January – 1 February. The members will agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly and the resolutions to be considered by the Health Assembly.

A second shorter meeting takes place in May, as a follow-up to the World Health Assembly.

The main functions of the Board are to implement the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, and advise and generally to facilitate its work.

Civil society groups, including the Public Services International as a global trade union federation will be active as the Global Health Watch, monitoring the public sessions of the meeting and intervening on technical issues of concern. The Global Health Watch, an initiative of the People’s Health Movement is a forum for global civil society to question and challenge the influence of neoliberalism on health and global health policy.

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