Election of Regional Director 2020
The Director-General informs each Member of the Region, at least 11 months before the opening session of the Regional Committee at which a person is due to be nominated as Regional Director, that he will receive proposals for the names of candidates for nomination by the Regional Committee as Regional Director.
Any Member of the Region may propose the name or names of one or more persons, each of whom has indicated willingness to act as Regional Director, submitting with each proposal particulars of the person’s qualifications and experience.
On 17 September 2019, Member States in the WHO European Region nominated Dr Hans Kluge for the position of WHO Regional Director for Europe. Dr Kluge is due to take up his post in early February 2020, subject to approval by WHO’s Executive Board.