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WHO/Europe is committed to strengthening its collaboration with existing partners, approaching new ones and making sure that agreements are implemented effectively.

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Day 1 highlights: RC66 opens – health central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark and the WHO Regional Director for Europe opened the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee (RC66), welcoming over 400 delegates to Copenhagen, Denmark. The central role of health in “leaving no-one behind” as countries embark on implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was the overarching theme.

European Union

The EU is an increasingly important actor in global health and international affairs, and a strong supporter of WHO’s role as the lead agency for health, both globally and in the region.

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European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.

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United Nations system

As the UN specialized agency for health, WHO collaborates with other United Nations (UN) organizations, agencies and funds, to ensure effective coordination, synergy and policy coherence for working in health or health-related areas

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Global Health Partnerships

Global health partnerships involve governments, civil society, international organizations, the private sector and affected communities under an umbrella framework.

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Regional Organizations

WHO/Europe works with several of these networks. It seeks the added value and comparative advantage of each network it decides to join, hence avoiding duplication of work in Member States.

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OECD and WHO have a long-standing relationship that focuses on issues of improving the collection, harmonization and dissemination of health data and indicators, issues in health systems and environment and health, and noncommunicable diseases.

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Non-State actors

WHO’s engagement with non-State actors can bring important benefits to global public health and to the work of the Organization in fulfilling its directing and coordinating role in global health.

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