Forty-sixth session


Method of Work of the Regional Committee

         The Regional Committee,

         Having considered document WPR/RC46/11, WHO Response to Global Change, which addresses the regional implications and progress of the ongoing reform process within WHO;

         Noting the recommendation of the Sub-Committee of the Regional Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation to the Regional Committee at its forty-fifth session that the Regional Committee and its secretariat should always be searching for more effective ways of operating;

         Reflecting the discussion at its forty-sixth session of the need to seek further gains in efficiency and effectiveness through changes in work methods;

         Noting also the will to explore, on an experimental basis, alternative methods to the present Technical Discussions for conveying appropriate information to Member States during the session of the Committee;

  1. REAFFIRMS its commitment to continuing to review its own methods of work in the light of changing circumstances and the health needs in the Region;
  2. URGES Member States to provide recommendations to future sessions of the Regional Committee on changes in work methods;
  3. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to continue to facilitate the process of ongoing review of the method of work of the Regional Committee;
    (2) to undertake a review and analysis of the value and effectiveness of the work of the Sub-Committee of the Regional Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation for presentation to the Regional Committee in 1996;
    (3) to arrange technical briefings on appropriate subjects, in lieu of the Technical Discussions, in close coordination with the host countries for the Regional Committee at its forty-seventh and forty-eighth sessions.

15 September 1995

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