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World Health Organization

Author: Gian Luca Burci; Claude-Henri Vignes
Publisher: Hague, Netherlands : Kluwer Law International ; Frederick, MD : Distributed in North America by Aspen 2004.
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"The World Health Organization (WHO) was established in 1946, as an essential step in the construction of the post-war system of international cooperation. Its creation is the culmination of an historical process that began in the nineteenth century and developed through the establishment in the twentieth century of a number of international sanitary bodies. WHO was meant, in the intentions of its founders, as the  Read more...
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Burci, Gian Luca.
World Health Organization.
Hague, Netherlands : Kluwer Law International ; Frederick, MD : Distributed in North America by Aspen, 2004
(DLC) 2004042079
(OCoLC)54988546
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gian Luca Burci; Claude-Henri Vignes
ISBN: 9789041122735 9041122737
OCLC Number: 1102580087
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Genesis --
The Constitution --
Participation --
Membership --
Admission --
Incidents of Membership --
Rights and Obligations of Member States --
Associate Members and Territories --
Structure --
The World Health Assembly --
Composition --
Delegates --
Representatives --
Observers --
Operation --
Role --
The Executive Board --
Composition --
Operation --
Role --
The Secretariat --
The Director-General --
The Staff --
Regional Arrangements --
Geographical Areas --
Regional Organizations --
Regional Committees --
Regional Offices --
The Advisory Opinion of 22 December 1980 --
The Special Arrangements (PAHO) --
Non-statutory Bodies --
Relations of WHO --
Relations with States --
Relations with Intergovernmental Organizations --
General Considerations --
Relations with UNDP --
Relations with UNICEF --
Co-sponsored Programmes --
HRP and TDR --
Codex Alimentarius --
UNAIDS --
Relations with Non-governmental Organizations --
Relations with the Private Sector and 'Partnerships' --
Competence --
The Concept of Health --
The Advisory Opinion of 8 July 1996 --
Functions --
WHO's Functions and their Categorization --
Programming and Priorities --
Normative Functions --
International Conventions and Agreements --
General Considerations --
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control --
Regulations --
The Nomenclature Regulations --
The International Health Regulations --
Recommendations and Other Non-binding Standards --
The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes --
The Standard Setting Process.
Responsibility: by Gian Luca Burci and Claude-Henri Vignes.

Abstract:

"The World Health Organization (WHO) was established in 1946, as an essential step in the construction of the post-war system of international cooperation. Its creation is the culmination of an historical process that began in the nineteenth century and developed through the establishment in the twentieth century of a number of international sanitary bodies. WHO was meant, in the intentions of its founders, as the central international organization in the area of international health cooperation, with remarkable functions and powers to ensure guidance and coordination of international health work at the global level. It definitely represents the embodiment of the concept that diseases do not know or respect boundaries and that as the preamble to WHO's Constitution states, "the achievement of any State in the promotion and protection of health is of value to all"." "WHO has used its authority and implemented its constitutional mandate in many different and sometimes innovative ways, at the normative, policy-making and technical levels alike. It has become an essential protagonist in the effort of the international community to control diseases and to promote good physical and mental health. It has also become a reference point not only for its Member States but also for the many groups and civil society organizations active in the field of public health." "Notwithstanding its importance and achievements, WHO is probably not so well-known outside its specific field of competence as other international agencies, especially as regards its structure and its normative and policy work. The authors, a former legal counsel of WHO and a senior official of WHO's legal office, have written a thorough and systematic review of WHO in its changing historical and political context, aiming in particular at practitioners and scholars without a specific medical background."--BOOK JACKET.

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