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Consultation on the WHO 14th General Programme of Work (2025-2028)

Dear Doctor/ PhD members,

The WHO Secretariat is organizing consultations with partners and key constituencies to solicit perspectives on the proposed GPW14 overarching goal, strategic objectives, and draft outcomes.

To ensure timely input by SCOs into the preparation of the zero draft, please save the date 30 October 2023 at 13:00-14:30 CET (Geneva, Amsterdam, Paris) to participate in a consultation with WHO on the development of the WHO 14th General Programme of Work (GPW14) 2025-2028.

Please find attached the first GPW14 consultative paper presented to the WHO Regional Committees

Consultation document-232163 RC_GPW 14 (2025-2028)_E_15 Aug 2023

as well as a presentation on the process for the development of the GPW14 as the basis for the consultation.

GPW14_ Partners_2Oct2023_SHARED

GPW 14: goal and objectives

The broad goal proposed for GPW14 is to promote, provide and protect the health and well-being of all people, everywhere. Acknowledging that the world is dramatically different since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, GPW14 is conceived as a framework to manage today’s health challenges, and be forward-thinking, to address the impact of the climate crisis on health, and demographic changes.

6 strategic objectives have been put forward to reach this goal:

achieve transformative action on climate change and health;

ensure health is at the centre of policy agendas that drive determinants and root causes;

address inequities in the coverage of essential health services and interventions;

reverse the trend in catastrophic health spending;

ensure all countries are prepared to prevent and mitigate health risks; and

rapidly detect and respond to acute crises and ensure essential services in protracted crises.

Institut de diplomatie publique welcomes the WHO's shift towards prioritizing the need to work with non-state actors, towards health for all.

The WHO Thirteenth General Programme of Work emphasizes the power of partnerships, and states that WHO must act in concert with partners, including civil society, research institutions and the private sector, in order to avoid duplication.

To achieve this WHO has established, in collaboration with civil society partners, the WHO Civil Society Commission, facilitates regular dialogues with Civil Society hosted by the Director-General and also regularly develops collaborative agreements with individual non-governmental and civil society organizations. All of these collaborations are fully aligned with WHO's Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors.


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