17 January 2017 – 31 January 2017 all-day
Susana Barria

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) is preparing for watching the 140th Session of the WHO Executive Board (EB140) taking place from 23rd January to 1st February 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The annotated agenda is available here .The WHO will release documents with more information on each item as the meeting approaches here.

The WHO Watch team is currently developing a solid commentary (drafts: here), on issues of interest discussed at the meetings. Consultations will be carried out to include inputs from around the world to the PHM commentary on key issues on the agenda of the Executive Body 140. This consultation will guide which issues are focused on in commentary and at EB meetings. The week before the meeting, the watchers meet in Geneva during a preparatory workshop to prepare together the positions that PHM will be taking at the EB and discuss issues of global health. This workshop is also open to activists interested in the politics of global health governance, even if you are not able to stay for the EB. During the meeting, we will have a skype channel open where the key points of the discussions will be shared. A team of watchers will be present at the meetings and engaged with the issues addressed at the meeting by disseminating policy briefs and makes statements from the floor. After the meeting, the watchers will report back on the discussions.

Through Medicus Mundi International who is co-hosting the WHO Watch project, watchers are able to attend the EB session, distribute PHM’s commentary, advocate our position to country delegates, and deliver statements from the floor to the meeting body.”

EB140 Watch time table
  • Arrival: Monday 16 January
  • Preparatory Workshop: 16 to 20 January
  • Participation in civil society meetings: 20-21 January
  • EB Watch/EB140: 23 to 29 January

Announcement via PHM Exchange listserv
More about PHM WHO Watch: here
Draft PHM commentary: here (send input to David Legge)