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September 20 - September 24

73RD SESSION OF THE REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF WHO FOR THE AMERICAS

59TH DIRECTING COUNCIL

There are three governing bodies for the Pan Health American Organization (PAHO): The Pan American Sanitary Conference, the Directing Council, and the Executive Committee. The auxiliary advisory body to the Executive Committee is the Subcommittee on Program, Budget, and Administration. The Council meets every year that the Conference does not meet.

Date

September 20 – September 24, 2021

Place

WHO Americas virtual platform

Concept

Pan American Sanitary Conference

The Conference is the supreme governing authority of the Organization and meets every five years to determine its general policies. The Conference also serves as a forum for the interchange of information and ideas relating to the prevention of disease; the preservation, promotion and restoration of mental and physical health; and the advancement of sociomedical measures and facilities for the prevention and treatment of physical and mental diseases in the Western Hemisphere.

Directing Council

The Council shall normally meet once a year in those years when the Conference does not meet. It acts on behalf of the Conference between sessions of the Conference.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of nine Member States of the Organization, elected by the Conference or the Council for overlapping periods of three years. The Committee, which meets twice a year, acts as a working party of the Conference or Council.

Subcommittee on Program, Budget and Administration

The Subcommittee on Program, Budget and Administration is an auxiliary advisory body of the Executive Committee with responsibility for aspects of Program, Budget and Administration. It reviews and as appropriate, makes recommendations to the Executive Committee in these areas.

Program and speakers

PROVISIONAL AGENDA

  1. Opening of the Session
  2. Procedural Matters
  3. Constitutional Matters
  4. Program Policy Matters
  5. Administrative and Financial Matters
  6. Selection of Member States to Boards and Committees
  7. Awards
  8. Matters for Information
  9. Other Matters
  10. Closure of the Session

Access the full provisional agenda here.

Registration

Registration for regional committee meetings are by invitation.

More information coming soon, as it is made available by WHO.

Details

Start:
September 20
End:
September 24
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