MINSK, 15 September (BelTA) – Members of the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) unanimously nominated Belarus for the WHO Executive Board, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.
In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC70) is held virtually for the first time ever. Representatives of 53 Member States of the WHO European Region discuss various health issues, with a focus on coronavirus response and the new European Programme of Work 2020–2025.
The WHO Regional Committee for Europe approved two countries from the WHO Regional Office for Europe – Belarus and France - that will be able to appoint their candidates to the WHO Executive Board for 2021-2023. Before that, Belarus was the WHO Executive Board Member only in 1948-1950.
The de-jure election to the WHO Executive Board will take place at the next session of the World Health Assembly in May 2021.
The WHO Executive Board is a key decision-making authority composed of 34 health experts.