Sixth session


Legislative Developments in the United Nations Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered resolution WHA8.33 adopted by the Eight World Health Assembly, ***

         REITERATES the existence of a direct relationship between economic, social and health factors in the economic development of under-developed countries;

         ENDORSES the desire of the Assembly that the methods of developing procedures for country programmes should be as simple as possible;

         NOTES the decision of the World Health Assembly to continue to defer final consideration of the amendments to the basic resolution 222 (IX) until such time as sufficient experience in the operation of the new system of allocation of funds has been gained;

         REQUESTS the Regional Director to report to the Director-General his observations on the practical aspects of the new procedure;

         URGES Member States of the Western Pacific Region to give the necessary priority to health projects in planning their country programme; and

         RECOMMENDS to the Member States of the Western Pacific Region that representatives of their health administrations shall be included in the body empowered to allocate Technical Assistance funds within the country.

*** WHO Handbook of Resolution and Decisions, Vol. I, 1973, p. 253

16 September 1955

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