Third session of Twentieth Standing Committee

The third session of the Twentieth Standing Committee of the Regional Committee for Europe (SCRC) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 18–19 March 2013.

SCRC members reviewed the preparations for the sixty-third session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC63), to be held in Cesme, Izmir, Turkey on 16–19 September 2013. They discussed the agenda and programme, and drafts of the working documents and resolutions to be submitted to RC63, and advised the Secretariat on its next steps in completing them. As the deadline for nominations to WHO governing bodies and committees had been Friday, 15 March, the SCRC received an overview of the situation and the nominations received.

WHO/Europe’s staff association made a short presentation to the SCRC.

The next SCRC session will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 18–19 May 2013, just before the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly. As in previous years, it will be open to all interested Member States. WHO/Europe will send invitation letters and more information in mid-April.