Thirty-first session


WHO's Structures in the Light of Its Functions

         The Regional Committee,

         Recalling resolution WHA33.l7, in particular operative paragraph 3, and resolution WHA33.l9, adopted by the Thirty-third World Health Assembly;

         Having considered Part III of the report of the Sub-Committee on the General Programme of Work;*

  1. NOTES some of the implications for its work of the decisions the World Health Assembly, including the strengthening of the role of the Regional Committee should the proposal to hold biennial Health Assemblies be adopted;
  2. RESOLVES to make every endeavour, through its Sub-Committee on the General Programme of Work and its Sub-Committee on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries, to intensify its role and continue to take an active part in the work of the Organization;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to support it to that end, by monitoring the implementation of relevant sections of the plan of action presented to the current session, by drawing up for its consideration further proposed regional plans of action as necessary, and by reporting progress in implementing the plans of action.

* WPR/RC31/16 Corr.1

10 September 1980

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