The Standing Committee of the Regional Committee (SCRC), a subcommittee of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, comprises representatives of 12 countries, with each member elected by the Regional Committee to serve for 3 years.
Meeting several times a year, the SCRC:
- acts for and represents the Regional Committee and ensures that effect is given to the Committee’s decisions and policies;
- advises the Regional Committee on questions referred to it by that body;
- counsels the WHO Regional Director for Europe as and when appropriate between Regional Committee sessions; and
- reports to the Regional Committee on its work.
From March 2011 the opening speeches made by the Regional Director at SCRC sessions are broadcast on this web site.