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12953 Multilateral - Amendments to Articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization, as Amended


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12953

 

 

CONSTITUTION OF THE WORLD
HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Amendments to Articles 24 and 25

 

 

 


Adopted by the Fifty-First
World Health Assembly
Geneva May 16, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
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MULTILATERAL

Constitution of the World Health Organization

Amendments to articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution
of the World Health Organization.
Adopted by the Fifty-First World Health Assembly
at Geneva May 16, 1998;
Entered into force September 15, 2005.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
RESOLUTION
OF THE
FIFTY-FIRST WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY
AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
(Articles 24 and 25)
On 16 May 1998, the fifty-first World Health Assembly adopted the
attached resolution amending Articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the
World Health Organization.
[Signed] [Signed]
F. R. Al-Mousawi, M.D. Hiroshi Nakajima, M.D., Ph.D.
President of the Director-General of the
fifty-first World Health Assembly World Health Organization
Amendments to Articles 24 and 25
of the Constitution
The Fifty-first World Health Assembly,
Considering that the membership of the Executive Board should be increased from 32 to 34, so
that the number of Members in the European Region and Western Pacific Region entitled to designate
a person to serve on the Executive Board be increased to eight and five, respectively,
1. ADOPTS the following amendments to Articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution, the texts in the
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages being equally authentic:
Article 24 - Delete and replace by
The Board shall consist of thirty-four persons designated by as many Members. The
Health Assembly, taking into account an equitable geographical distribution, shall elect the
Members entitled to designate a person to serve on the Board, provided that, of such Members,
not less than three shall be elected from each of the regional organizations established pursuant
to Article 44. Each of these Members should appoint to the Board a person technically qualified
in the field of health, who may be accompanied by alternates and advisers.
Article 25 - Delete and replace by
These Members shall be elected for three years and may be re-elected, provided that of the
Members elected at the first session of the Health Assembly held after the coming into force of
the amendment to this Constitution increasing the membership of the Board from thirty-two to
thirty-four the term of office of the additional Members elected shall, insofar as may be
necessary, be of such lesser duration as shall facilitate the election of at least one Member from
each regional organization in each year.
2. DECIDES that two copies of this resolution shall be authenticated by the signatures of the
President of the Fifty-first World Health Assembly and the Director-General of the World Health
Organization, of which one copy shall be transmitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations,
depositary of the Constitution, and one copy retained in the archives of the World Health Organization;
3. DECIDES that the notification of acceptance of these amendments by Members in accordance
with the provisions of Article 73 of the Constitution shall be effected by the deposit of a formal
instrument with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as required for acceptance of the
Constitution by Article 79(b) of the Constitution.

 



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