The financing dialogue is a key element of WHO’s reform process to ensure that the Organization is well-equipped to address the increasingly complex challenges of health in the 21st century and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. From persisting problems to new and emerging public health threats, WHO needs the capability and flexibility to respond to this evolving environment.
The next financing dialogue will take place on 31 October 2016 in Geneva. The Dialogue aims to ensure a match between the work that we do and the resources available to finance the 2016-2017 Programme Budget.
The financing dialogue meeting objectives are threefold:
(i) to examine the overall Programme Budget 2016 – 2017, particularly programme areas which remain underfunded;
(ii) to provide an update on WHO Health Emergency Programme, including progress on results achieved and the financing situation; and
(iii) to initiate discussions on the proposed increase in assessed contributions, ahead of the governing body meetings to be held in 2017.


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