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World Health Assembly

May 20, 2019 - May 28, 2019

FGM factsheet

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

Seventy-second World Health Assembly

  • Dates: 20–28 May 2019
  • Provisional agenda of WHA72: here (document A72/1) 
  • Official WHA72 documentation: here
  • Civil society meeting ahead of WHA72: here
  • Overview: “What’s up in Geneva during WHA72”: here

Past World Health Assemblies


May 20, 2019
May 28, 2019
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Geneva, Switzerland + Google Map