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140th session of the Executive Board

Date: 23 January – 1 February 2017 Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The 140th WHO Executive Board will take place in Geneva between 23 January and 1 February 2017.

The WHO Executive Board is composed of 34 members technically qualified in the field of health. Members are elected for a 3-year term.

The discussions will be translated into the 6 UN official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

During the meeting, WHO’s Executive Board will draw up a short list of 5 candidates on Tuesday 24 January. The following day the Executive Board members will then interview the 5 candidates, and up to 3 of them will go forward to the World Health Assembly in May 2017.

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development