Thirty-first session

WPR/RC31.R15

Biennial World Health Assemblies

         The Regional Committee,

         Taking into account the action at the Thirty-third World Health Assembly concerning the periodicity of World Health Assemblies,

  1. ENDORSES resolution WHA33.19 relating to the possible shift from annual to biennial health assemblies;
  2. URGES Member States of the Region to support the proposed amendments to the Constitution of the World Health Organization on this subject when presented for a vote at the Thirty-fourth World Health Assembly in 1981;
  3. RECOMMENDS to the Executive Board, and through it to the World Health Assembly, that the contents of the present resolution of the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific should be taken into consideration during the discussion on periodicity of Health Assemblies at its sixty-seventh session.

12 September 1980


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