Agenda set for next Regional Committee

The Eighteenth Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (SCRC) held its fourth session at WHO headquarters on 14–15 May 2011, prior to the World Health Assembly.

To increase the transparency of SCRC proceedings and as agreed at the sixtieth session of the Regional Committee, this session was the first to be open to all Member States in the WHO European Region. Those that are not among the 12 members of the SCRC were invited to attend as observers.

The SCRC discussed arrangements for the sixty-first session of the Regional Committee for Europe, which will take place on 12–15 September 2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan. It also made a final review of the documents and draft resolutions being prepared for the event.

Afterwards, delegations of European Member States attending the Health Assembly met with WHO/Europe’s management to review the agenda and discuss items of particular importance to the European Region.

A full report of the SCRC session will appear on the WHO/Europe web site.