WHA TODAY #WHA73

Due to Covid-19 it is unclear at the moment what arrangements might be put in place for the holding of this year’s World Health Assembly. We will launch our WHA guide only if/once WHA73 is confirmed. 

As a service to the members and partners of the Geneva Global Health Hub, we will publish on this page an overview of technical and political meetings taking place during the 73rd World Health Assembly at the Palais des Nations, the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) and in town.

The 2020 version of “WHA Today” will be only launched once the main information about WHA 73 are available on the WHO website. Our events calendar will then include:

  • Technical Briefings organized by the WHO Secretariat and open to WHA delegates (Source: Preliminary WHA Journal)
  • Meetings at the Palais des Nations and the International Conference Centre Geneva organized by WHO Member States and open to WHA delegates (Source: Preliminary WHA Journal)
  • WHA side events at the Palais des Nations and the International Conference Centre Geneva organized by non-State actors in official relations with WHO (Source: Preliminary WHA Journal)
  • Other meetings taking place in Geneva during the World Health Assembly, organized by various actors.

…see the 2019 edition as a reference.

Please send your event announcement or update or any information about World Health Assembly side events organized by others to info@g2h2.org, with the key content we need to post it: Date, time, place, title, organizer(s), and, if available, a link to a website with the announcement and registration form.

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Friday 15 May 2020

09:00-18:00 hrs, Ecumenical Centre
Civil Society Meeting
First day of civil society meeting ahead of WHA73
Organizer: G2H2 and its members and working groups
Host: World Council of Churches
Save the date

Saturday 16 May 2020

09:00-16:00 hrs, Ecumenical Centre
Civil Society Meeting
Second day of civil society meeting ahead of WHA73
Organizer: G2H2 and its members and working groups
Host: World Council of Churches
Save the date

15:00-18:00 hrs, Maison de la Paix
Briefing for WHA delegates
The traditional event organized by the Global Health Centre and the UN Foundation takes place for once on Saturday afternoon , as the WHA already starts on Sunday afternoon. Save the date

Sunday 17 May 2020

09:00 hrs, Place des Nations
3rd Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge
“WHO and partners are staging the third edition held in Geneva of the Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge. The event will serve as a healthy kickstart to the 73rd World Health Assembly, which also starts on 17 May 2020. Thousands of people from Geneva and members of the global public health community have taken part in the first two editions of the event organized by WHO, in conjunction with Geneva and Swiss authorities and a wide range of partners. The 2020 edition is expected to be even bigger.”
Organizers: WHO and partners
Announcement and registration: Website

Palais des Nations and CICG
73rd World Health Assembly #WHA73 
Provisional agenda and programme of work: here
Documentation: not yet available
WHA Preliminary Journal: not yet available
PHM WHO Tracker: here
Watch live: not yet available

Monday to Thursday, 18-21 May 2020
WHA73 and side events

Stand by for more information to come.