New procedure to accredit regional non-State actors not in official relations with WHO to the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

The 67th WHO Regional Committee for Europe, which took place on 11–14 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary, endorsed a procedure to accredit regional non-State actors not in official relations with WHO to participate in meetings of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (Document EUR/RC67/17 Rev.1 and Resolution EUR/RC67/R7 on “Partnerships for health in the WHO European Region”), in line with paragraph 57 of the WHO Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (Resolution WHA69.10).

Accreditation is a privilege that the Regional Committee for Europe may grant to regional nongovernmental organizations, international business associations and philanthropic foundations. It includes an invitation to participate, without the right to vote, in meetings of the Regional Committee and the possibility to submit written and/or oral statements through WHO Europe.

The deadline for submission of applications to WHO Europe is the end of December each year. Please see information about the eligibility requirements, application and assessment process, timeline and other relevant details of the procedure for accreditation here.

WHO’s interaction with non-State actors is managed transparently through the WHO Register of non-State actors. Information about accredited non-State actors and their engagements with WHO will be made public via the Register.

In case of any questions the manual does not answer, please do not hesitate to contact the Partnership team via email: europar@who.int.