Climate change and human health

World Health Assembly and Executive Board policy documents on climate change and health

WHA resolution

  • Climate change and health resolution WHA61.19
    pdf, 18kb

    24 May 2008 -- During the Sixty-first World Health Assembly, Member States highlighted the importance of climate change for public health, urged action by countries, and made a series of requests to the WHO secretariat. This included a request to consult with Member States to develop a workplan for scaling up WHO’s technical support in this field.
  • Secretariat report to the World Health Assembly [pdf 166Kb]
    20 March 2008 -- Climate change and health - Report by the Secretariat A-16_14. Summary of science and policy considerations in support of Resolution WHA 61.19.

WHO workplan

  • 2009 workplan [pdf 48Kb]
    pdf, 48kb

    6 March 2009 -- Climate change and health resolution - Report by the Secretariat A62/11. As a response to resolution WHA61.19 a workplan was prepared through a consultative process with Member States. This defines activities under the objectives of advocacy, partnerships, science and evidence, and health system strengthening.

Progress report to the Executive Board

Infographics on health and climate change

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