WHA: 68th World Health Assembly 20 - 28 May 2015

The 68th World Health Assembly was held in Geneva from 20 - 28 May 2015. Central items on the agenda included health and the environment, WHO reform and antimicrobial resistance. See links to Norwegian statements, as well as joint statements, below.

General Debate: Statement by H.E. Bent Høie, Minister of Health and Care Services, Norway

Item 11.1: Overview of reform implementation

Item 12.2: Proposed Programme Budget 2016-17

Item 13.2: Maternal, infant and young child nutrition

Development of the core set of indicators

Item 13.4: Review and assessment of the work on NCDs

Follow-up to the 2014 high-level meeting of the UNGA - review and assessment of the work on NCDs

Item 14.4: Women and health: 20 years of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Nordic-Baltic statement. Delivered by Iceland

Item 14.5: Contributing to social and economic Development: sustainable action across sectors to improve Health and Health Equity

Nordic-Baltic statement

Item 14.6: Health and the environment: addressing the health impact of air pollution

Item 15.1: Antimicrobial Resistance

Item 15.2: Poliomyelitis

European regional statement.

Item 15.3: Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005)

Item 15.4: WHO response in severe, large-scale emergencies

Item 16.1: 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak and follow-up to the Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola

Statement on “Ebola Interim Evaluation Panel” (A68/25) and Statement on “Global Health Emergency Workforce” (A68/27)

Item 16.4: Global Vaccine Action Plan

Nordic-Baltic statement. Delivered by Iceland.

Item 17.2: WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Statement on behalf of Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Norway. Performed by Iceland.

Item 17.4: Follow-up of the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination

European regional statement

Item 18: Noncommunicable Diseases

Nordic statement. Delivered by Iceland.

Item 18 J: Implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children

Item 18 K and M: Social determinants of health, and Strategy for integrating gender analysis and actions into the work of the WHO

Nordic statement

Item 22.2: Report of the internal auditor

Joint statement by Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Item 23.1: Human Resources

Nordic-Baltic statement. Performed by Sweden.

Side-event: Global Health Agenda

Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) side event talk on the 18th of May, WHA 68, Norway/Frode Forland.