Resolutions

WPR/RC57.R1

Draft Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2008–2013 and Draft Proposed Programme Budget 2008–2009

         The Regional Committee,

         Having examined the Draft Medium-term Strategic Plan 2008–2013, the Draft Proposed Programme Budget 2008–2009 and the Overview of the Proposed Medium-term Strategic Plan of the Western Pacific Region 2008–2013 to be financed from the regular budget and other sources of funds; 1

         Welcoming the presentation of the Draft Medium–term Strategic Plan 2008–2013, the Draft Proposed Programme Budget 2008–2009 and the Overview of the Proposed Medium-term Strategic Plan of the Western Pacific Region 2008–2013 around 16 cross-cutting strategic objectives;

        Appreciating the presentation of the Draft Medium-term Strategic Plan 2008–2013 and the Draft Proposed Programme Budget 2008–2009 according to the principles of results-based budgeting, and the inclusion of Organization-wide expected results and measurable indicators to address objectives and strategies;

        Acknowledging that the proposed increased allocation to the Western Pacific Region of all sources of funds in the Draft Proposed Programme Budget 2008–2009 better reflects the health needs of the Region;

1.     THANKS the acting Regional Director for his comprehensive presentation of the Draft Medium-term Strategic Plan 2008–2013, the Draft Proposed Programme Budget 2008–2009 and the Overview of the Proposed Medium-term Strategic Plan of the Western Pacific Region 2008–2013;

2.      APPRECIATES his commitment to continuous improvement of the presentation of the Proposed Programme Budget;

3.      REQUESTS the acting Regional Director:

(1) to convey to the acting Director-General the comments of the Regional Committee on the Draft Medium-term Strategic Plan 2008–2013 and the Draft Proposed Programme Budget 2008–2009, so that these can be taken into consideration when the Medium-term Strategic Plan 2008–2013 and the Programme Budget 2008–2009 are finalized and implemented;

(2) to present to the Regional Committee at its fifty-eighth session a proposal for the Medium-term Strategic Plan of the Western Pacific Region 2008–2013 and Regional Programme Budget 2008–2009 prepared according to the principles of results-based budgeting, including a clear focus on outcomes, taking into account further discussions at the 120th session of the Executive Board and the Sixtieth World Health Assembly in 2007.


1 Documents WPR/RC57/4 and WPR/RC57/4 Corr. 1.

20 September 2006


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