Introduction to the World Health Assembly: A Briefing for New Delegates

Introduction to the World Health Assembly: A Briefing for New DelegatesGraduate Institute Geneva The annual World Health Assembly (WHA) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva is a premier global health gathering. With the emergence of the many events, meetings, and negotiations that take place around the core deliberations among Member States, the WHA engages a wide range of actors in global health. Given this complexity and the great number of current global health challenges, many new delegates and participants feel a need to become more familiar with the Assembly’s processes, structures, and main issues for discussion in order to maximize their participation at WHA. With this in mind, the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and the United Nations Foundation are convening this introductory briefing to the WHA in order to build understanding around WHO’s role in global health and key issues at stake at WHA69, which will take place 23-28 May 2016.

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