Member States gather for WHO's annual global meeting

WHO / Violaine Martin

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva on 23–28 May 2016. Member States will discuss and make decisions on key health issues, such as responding to health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; ageing; noncommunicable diseases; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and migrant health.

Some 3500 delegates from WHO's 194 Member States – including a large proportion of the world's health ministers – attend the Health Assembly. Member States approve resolutions in committee before formally adopting them in the plenary session at the end of the meeting. In addition to Member State delegations, representatives from many agencies, organizations, foundations and other groups that contribute to improving public health take part in the Health Assembly.

View all topics and learn more at the official World Health Assembly website.