Tagged: FENSA

EVENT: WHO EB 142nd Session

The Executive Board is composed of 34 members technically qualified in the field of health. Members are elected for three-year terms. The main functions of the Board are to give effect to the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly, to advise it and generally to facilitate its work…

OPEN LETTER: Civil Society Calls For Protection Of WHO From Undue Influence

Open Letter to the Executive Board of the World Health Organization
Re: Conflict of interest safeguards far too weak to protect WHO from influence of regulated industries (the case of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)…

NEWS: Overview Alcohol Policy-Related WHA69 Decisions

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly landmark decisions – an overview
The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA69) closed today after approving new resolutions on WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA); the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); tobacco control; road traffic deaths and injuries; HIV, hepatitis and STIs; and integrated health services…

PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society: NO To Corporate Capture Of WHO

At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, IOGT International and other civil society organizations have expressed their concerns about the proposed Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA). Together they issued a press release and statement that was addressed to the Member States of the WHO…

NEWS: Civil Society: No To Corporate Capture of WHO

At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, IOGT International together with other civil society organizations (CSOs) has voiced grave concerns about the current Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA). Together the more than 60 CSOs issued a press release and statement that was addressed to the Member States of the WHO. Civil society fears corporate capture of WHO and undermining of public health policy norms in the future…

PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society Warns Of Corporate Capture Of WHO

Over 50 public interest non governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations and social movements have sent an open letter to WHO’s Executive Board members – who are meeting this week in WHO’s headquarters in Geneva. The NGOs call for an end to the tortured process of the development of a proposed “Framework for Engagement with Non State Actors” (FENSA) that from the start, 4 years ago, has been set on the wrong track…

OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Civil Society Has No Confidence In Stalled FENSA Process

We the undersigned members of public interest non governmental organisations, civil society organisations and social movements wish to address you on the critical issue of the integrity, independence, and credibility of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its ability to fulfill its constitutional mandate…

BLOG: Advocacy Successes 2015

2015 has been a busy year as we have traveled the world for our advocacy work. Did we achieve anything? Have our efforts made any difference?

BLOG: Private Sector NOT Given Direct Access To WHO

The Framework is not adopted! A consultation will be launched. That means it can get better or worse. Now it is up to us to gear up our advocacy towards the governments in order to improve the Framework of engagement with non-State actors, protect the role of civil society…