Resolutions

WPR/RC50.R8

Criteria for Candidates and Selection Methods and Procedures for Nomination of the Regional Director: Report of the Sub-Committee of the Regional Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation

         The Regional Committee,

         Recalling resolution WPR/RC49.R7;

         Having considered the Report of the Sub-Committee of the Regional Committee on Programmes and Technical Cooperation on Criteria for Candidates and Selection Methods and Procedures for Nomination of the Regional Director;*

         Noting the Sub-Committee's conclusion that listing criteria for candidates for the post of Regional Director for the Western Pacific would help to clarify the personal commitment, qualifications and skills needed for the position;

         Noting also the Sub-Committee's view that search committee would be time-consuming and expensive;

         Recognizing that a statement by the Regional Committee would clarify the principles governing campaigning;

  1. THANKS the Sub-Committee for its work;
  2. RESOLVES that the candidate nominated by the Regional Committee for the post of Regional Director should have:
    (1) a strong technical and public health background and extensive experience in international health;
    (2) competency in organizational management;
    (3) evidence of public health leadership;
    (4) sensitivity to cultural, social and political differences;
    (5) a strong commitment to the work of WHO;
    (6) the good physical condition required of all staff members of the Organization; and
    (7) sufficient skill in at least one of the working languages of the Regional Committee;
  3. DECIDES to retain the current selection methods and procedures for nomination of the Regional Director;
  4. AFFIRMS that campaigns for elective office in the Western Pacific Region should be open and fair, and based on the merits of the individual candidates.

* WPR/RC50/19

17 September 1999


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