Thirty-first session


Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered the report of the Sub-Committee on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries;**

  1. AGREES with the conclusions of the Sub-Committee with respect to the meaning of the term "technical cooperation" and the mutually supportive role of technical cooperation and coordinating functions, which form the inseparable essence of WHO's unique constitutional role in international health work and are necessary to achieve the goal of health for all by the year 2000;
  2. AGREES FURTHER with the recommendations on the primary health care aspects of communicable disease control contained in the report;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to transmit the conclusions of the Sub-Committee on the meaning of technical cooperation to the Director-General to be included in his presentation to the Programme Committee of the Executive Board in November 1980;
    (2) to take appropriate action to put the recommendations of the Sub-Committee into effect;
  4. REQUESTS the Sub-Committee, for its work in 1981, to address the subject of strengthening the mechanisms for technical cooperation among countries.

** WPR/RC31/13

11 September 1980

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