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

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