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WHO Executive Board Meeting: 134th Session

20 January 2014

The Executive Board, meeting from January 20-25, is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a Member State elected to do so by the World Health Assembly. Member States are elected for three-year terms.

The Board meets at least twice a year; the main meeting is normally in January, with a second shorter meeting in May, immediately after the Health Assembly. The main functions of the Executive Board are to give effect to the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly, to advise it and generally to facilitate its work.
 
Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

14 January 2014

At the meeting, the implementation of the Global Strategy including accelerating action towards the global strategy for women’s and children’s health and the related accountability framework for women’s and children’s health will be discussed. The meeting will also review and prioritize iERG recommendations and help to define the post-2015 development framework.
 
Expert Group Meeting on Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Indigenous People

13 January 2014

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII), taking place from January 13-15 at UN Headquarters, will hold a three-day Expert Group Meeting on Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights of Indigenous People. The PFII was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2000 to advise the UN system on indigenous people's issues. To learn more click here.

 
International Human Rights Day

10 December 2013

The UN General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France, on the December 10, 1948. All states and interested organizations were invited to mark December 10 as Human Rights Day at a UN meeting on December 4, 1950. It was first observed on December 10 that year and has been observed each year on the same date. To learn more click here.
 
The 2013 mHealth Summit

8 December 2013

The 5th mHealth Summit is taking place from December 8-11 in Washington DC. The event uniquely gathers healthcare and technology leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mobile health continuum to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and create a new paradigm in health care delivery both in the United States and abroad. Click here to learn more.
 
World AIDS Day

1 December 2013

World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. To learn more click here.
 
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2013

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem. To learn more click here.
 
World Toilet Day

19 November 2013

In a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly today designated 19 November as World Toilet Day, urging changes in both behavior and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation. To learn more click here.
 
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