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С} tiеэ т'.. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ORGANISATION MONDIALE DE LA SANTÉ WHA39 /DIV /1 6 March 1986 THIRTY -NINTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY GUIDE FOR DELEGATES TO THE WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY CONTENTS Page 1. Date and place of the World Health Assembly 2 2. Arrival in Geneva 2 3. Access to the World Health Assembly 2 4. Inquiry Office 2 5. Credentials and registration 2 6. List of delegates 2 7. Contact with WHO Secretariat 3 8. Documentation Daily programme of meetings (Journal) Distribution Basic Documents Handbook of Resolutions and Decisions Documents of particular relevance to the agenda of the Thirty -ninth World Health Assembly Document symbols Document colours Submissions by delegations 4 9. Organization of the Assembly Plenary Committee on Credentials Committee on Nominations General Committee Main committees Proceedings of meetings Plenary Debate on the reports of the Executive Board and of the Director -General Committees A and B Facilities at the disposal of delegates 6 Annex: 11.1 Local transport and taxis Car parks Delegates' lounge Restaurant, cafeteria and bar Reservation of rooms for private meetings Reception arrangements News -stand Post and Telegraph Office Delegates' mail Telephones Reimbursement of travelling expenses - reservations for return journey Bank Medical Service Distribution and sales of WHO publications Library 9 Plan of the Palais des Nations WHA39 /DIV /1 page 2 1. DATE AND PLACE OF THE WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY The Thirty -ninth World Health Assembly will open in Geneva on Monday, 5 May 1986, at noon and will close not later than Friday, 16 May The Health Assembly will be held in the Palais des Nations, located near the Place des Nations and Avenue de la Paix, and most easily reached by the entrance gate on Route de Pregny. 2. ARRIVAL IN GENEVA Delegates, representatives or other participants travelling by air will arrive at Cointrin Airport near Geneva, and those travelling by train at Cornavin Station in Geneva. Hotel reservations and other arrangements should be made well in advance. If on arrival special assistance is required with regard to passports, police and customs formalities, or hotel reservations, delegates should telephone the Travel Officer, Mr Fournier, who can be reached on Saturday, 3 May and Sunday, 4 May at his home (tel ) and on Monday, 5 May at his office in the Palais des Nations (tel , ext. 4270). Delegates should ascertain well in advance whether they need a visa for entering Switzerland. If so, they should obtain it before leaving their home country by applying in good time to the nearest Swiss consular representation. In exceptional cases arrangements can be made on an ad hoc basis with the Swiss immigration authorities for entry into Switzerland, provided delegates cable in advance their passport number, place and date of birth, flight number and expected time of arrival at Cointrin Airport, to UNISANTE GENEVA (telex No ). 3. ACCESS TO THE WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY The World Health Assembly will meet in the Assembly building of the Palais des Nations (as shown in the map attached). The Assembly building is conveniently reached by Door 13 or 15. The plenary sessions will be held in the Assembly Hall (Salle des Assemblées) which can be reached by stairway or elevator from Door 13 or 15. The two main Committees of the Health Assembly meet in separate Conference rooms, Committee A in Conference Room XVIII and Committee B in Conference Room XVII. Both rooms are located on the first floor of Building E ( Bâtiment E ) (see plan). 4. INQUIRY OFFICE The Inquiry Office is located in the hall between Entry Doors 13 and 15 (telephone extension 4217). The Inquiry Office handles the registration of participants, provides guidance on a range of matters of interest to the participants, and will direct participants to other services, such as travel, mail, finance and communications. Personal mail can be obtained here as well. Lost property may be turned in or claimed at the Inquiry Office. 5. CREDENTIALS AND REGISTRATION Before the opening of the Assembly delegates, representatives and other participants will be able to register at the Inquiry Office on Saturday, 3 May, between 09h00 and 14h00, and on Monday, 5 May as from 08h30. Delegations whose credentials have not been communicated to WHO in advance should deposit them at the same office. The Inquiry Office will issue badges to delegates, representatives and other participants. These badges will permit access to the various Conference Rooms. 6. LIST OF DELEGATES A provisional list of delegates and other participants (document WНA39 /DIV/3) will be distributed at the beginning of the Assembly session. This list will be issued on the basis of information provided in writing to the Secretariat up to 14h00 on Saturday, 3 May. Revised lists will be issued as part of the normal documents distribution later on, as required. In the event of any official changes in delegation membership, delegations are kindly requested to notify the Inquiry Office in writing on the form attached to the list. The form should be signed by the Chief Delegate. WHA39 /DIV /1 page.3 7. CONTACT WITH WHO SECRETARIAT A list of the Secretariat and supporting services for the Health Assembly (document WHA39 /DIV /2) will also be distributed at the beginning of the Assembly session. It includes a listing of technical programme subjects and corresponding responsible officers at headquarters, with their office and telephone extension numbers. In addition, the WHO HEADQUARTERS -STRUCTURE AND RESPONSIBLE OFFICERS (yellow pages) is available at the Inquiry Office, and the WHO telephone directory contains a listing of all WHO staff in Geneva. 8. DOCUMENTATION 8.1 Daily programme of meetings (Journal) The time and place of meetings are posted in the hall near Doors 13 and 15 and published each day in the Journal of the World Health Assembly. The Journal indicates the programme for meetings, the agenda items for discussion and the corresponding documents as well as other relevant information. 8.2 Distribution A documents distribution service is available at the counter in the hall between Doors 13 and 15. Each day delegates, representatives and other participants will receive their documents in the pigeon -holes under the name of their country or organization, situated on both sides of this counter. Documents will be distributed in the languages indicated by the delegates on the form which they will be invited to complete. Pigeon -holes are reserved exclusively for official WHO documents produced and distributed through the WHO documents distribution system. The only distribution of documents considered as official is the distribution to these pigeon -holes. Participants are therefore kindly requested to collect their documents before the meetings each day. 8.3 Basic Documents The Constitution of WHO and the Rules of Procedure of the Health Assembly and other information relevant to the Assembly are contained in a booklet entitled Basic Documents (36th ed., 1986). 8.4 Handbook of Resolutions and Decisions, Vol. I, , and Vol. II, The cumulative editions of the Handbook of Resolutions and Decisions, Vol. I, published in 1973 and Volume II, published in 1985, and previously issued to all delegations, were definitive editions covering the period aid are not being redistributed. Volumes I and II of the Handbook will therefore not be included in the individual sets of documents given to delegates but reference copies will be available in the Assembly Hall and committee rooms, where they can be consulted. Delegates are kindly asked not to remove these copies. The resolutions and decisions of the seventy- fifth, seventy -sixth and seventy -seventh sessions of the Executive Board (January 1985, May 1985 and January 1986) are not included in Vol. II of the Handbook and will be found - in numerical order - in documents ЕВ75 /1985 /REС/1, Part I, ЕB76 /1985 /REC/1 and ЕВ77 /1986 /REС /1. The resolutions and decisions of the Thirty -eighth World Health Assembly (1985) will be found in document WHA38 /1985 /REС/ Documents of particular relevance to the agenda of the Thirty -ninth World Health Assembly Apart from the documents described below, a number of documents which were considered first by the Executive Board at its seventy -seventh session are reproduced as annexes to document ЕВ77 /1986 /REC /1 and referred to under the relevant items of the provisional agenda of the Thirty -ninth World Health Assembly. These annexes constitute the main background documentation for the consideration of these items by the Health Assembly. For other agenda items, the basis for discussion will be a separate document bearing the symbol А39/... WHА39 /DIV /1 page 4 The provisional agenda also makes reference to Board resolutions containing draft resolutions recommended for adoption by the Thirty -ninth World Health Assembly; these resolutions can be found, in numerical order, in document ЕB77 /1986 /REС /1. The summary records of the Board's discussions at its seventy -seventh session appear in document ЕB77 /1986 /REC / Document symbols Various types of document are issued for the World Health Assembly. Documents in the main series (л39/..) serve as a basis for discussion of an agenda item or convey the report of a committee or other body. Information documents (A39 /INF.DOC. /..) transmit information requested by or received from governments or from representatives of nongovernmental organizations, staff associations, etc. During the session, conference papers (А39 /A/Conf.Paper No... and А39 /B /Coпf.Paper No...) contain draft resolutions of Committees A and B. Once adopted in plenary, resolutions are issued in the series WHA The verbatim records of the plenary meetings, which give a word -for-word transcription of the proceedings, appear in the series А39 /VR...; the discussions in Committees A and В are reflected in summarized form in summary records А39 /A/SR... and А39 /B /SR Document colours First pages or cover pages of different colours are used to identify the languages in which documents are issued: Arabic - white Chinese - white English - light yellow French - blue Russian - pink Spanish - green The colour of the cover pages for Technical Discussions documents will continue to be saffron yellow, except for documents А39 /Technical Discussions /1 and 2, which have been issued with a cardboard cover. 8.8 Submissions by delegations Delegations wishing to have informative material or draft resolutions distributed to the Assembly or to one of its committees are requested to hand them to the Assistant to the Secretary of the Assembly, in the case of documents intended for the plenary, or, in the case of documents intended for one of the committees, to the secretary of the committee concerned. Draft resolutions should be handed in sufficiently early in order to allow reasonable time for translation, reproduction in the working languages and circulation to delegations at least two days before the proposal is discussed, in conformity with Rule 52 of the Rules of Procedure. The Secretariat is available upon request to provide logistic and editorial or information support as may be required. The conditions under which formal proposals relating to items on the agenda may be introduced at plenary meetings and in the main committees are indicated in Rules 50, 51 and 52 of the Rules of Procedure (Basic Documents, 36th edition, 1986). 9. ORGANIZATION OF THE ASSEMBLY The work of the World Health Assembly is conducted in plenary sessions and in two main committees, Committee A and Committee B, open for attendance by all delegates, representatives and other participants. The Assembly also establishes the following three committees: the Committee on Credentials, the Committee on Nominations, and the General Committee. W1A39 /DIV /1 page Delegates meeting in plenary appoint members of the Committee on Credentials, establish the Committee on Nominations, elect officers of the Assembly, as well as the other members of the General Committee, and adopt the agenda of the session. An important item on the agenda of plenary meetings is the review and approval of the reports of the Executive Board on its two most recent sessions and that of the Director -General on the Work of WHO. The election of Members entitled to designate a person to serve on the Executive Board is made in plenary from among the Members nominated by the General Committee. The plenary also considers and adopts reports and resolutions recommended by the two main committees. Presentations of prizes are made in plenary. 9.2 The Committee on Credentials consists of 12 delegates appointed at the beginning of each session of the Health Assembly, on the proposal of its President. This Committee examines the credentials of delegates of Member States and of representatives of Associate Members. Meetings of the Committee on Credentials are held in private. 9.3 The Committee on Nominations consists of 24 delegates who are elected at the beginning of each regular session of the Health Assembly. This Committee proposes, from among the delegates, nominations for the offices of President and Vice -Presidents of the Health Assembly, for the offices of Chairman, Vice -Chairmen and Rapporteur of each of the two main committees, and for members of the General Committee. Meetings of the Committee on Nominations are held in private. 9.4 The General Committee is the coordinating organ of the Health Assembly. It consists of the President and Vice -Presidents of the Health Assembly, the chairmen of the main committees of the Health Assembly and that number of delegates to be elected by the Health Assembly, after consideration of the report of the Committee on Nominations, in order to arrive at a total of 24 members of the General Committee, provided that no delegation may have more than one representative on the Committee. The President of the Health Assembly convenes, and presides over, meetings of the General Committee. Each member of the General Committee may be accompanied by one other member of his or her delegation. Meetings of the General Committee may also be attended by one member of each delegation to the Health Assembly not represented in the Committee. Such members may participate without vote in the deliberations of the General Committee if so invited by the Chairman. The functions of the General Committee are to facilitate the proceedings of the Health Assembly. 9.5 The main committees of the Health Assembly are: - Committee A: to deal predominantly with programme and budget matters; - Committee B: to deal predominantly with administrative, financial and legal matters. The Health Assembly, after consideration of the recommendations of the Board and the General Committee, allocates items of the agenda to the main committees in such a way as to provide an appropriate balance of their work. The General Committee can transfer items of the agenda from one main committee to the other whenever necessary. 10. PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS 10.1 Plenary (Assembly Hall): the seats reserved for delegations are arranged in alphabetical order of countries attending the Health Assembly following a draw by lot to determine the first letter, using the English names of countries in odd years and the French names during even years. Delegates participating in the debate on the reports of the Executive Board and of the Director- General (see 10.2 below) will speak from the rostrum at the invitation of the President. As a general rule delegates speak from their seats in connection with procedural motions, points of order and explanation of votes. Each time they take the floor, speakers should clearly indicate their name and the name of their country. WНA39 /DIV /1 page Debate on the reports of the Executive Board and of the Director- General in plenary meetings In its resolution ЕВ71.R3, the Executive Board decided that the debate on the reports of the Executive Board and of the Director -General should focus especially on issues or topics deemed to be of particular importance. The Board subsequently agreed that delegates addressing plenary meetings at the Thirty -ninth World Health Assembly should be invited to give special attention to targeting on health for all through national action programmes for primary health care . It should also be recalled that, in accordance with resolution WНA20.2, delegates are encouraged to limit their speeches to 10 minutes and that delegates wishing to do so may submit prepared statements, preferably of not more than 20 double- spaced typewritten pages, for inclusion in extenso in the verbatim records of the plenary meetings. If a written text exists of a speech which a delegate intends to deliver, it would be helpful if advance copies were handed to the Assistant to the Secretary of the Assembly to assist with the interpretation and transcription of the proceedings Committees A and B (Conference Rooms XVIII and XVII): the seating arrangements are similar to those in the main Assembly Hall. Delegates and representatives may signify their wish to speak either by informing the Secretary of the Committee to this effect or by raising their country or organization name -plate for the Secretary to note. The Chairman will give the floor to speakers in the order in which they have signified their intention to take the floor. Speakers make their statements from their seats. Each time they take the floor, they should clearly indicate their name and the name of their country. 11. FACILITIES AT THE DISPOSAL OF DELEGATES 11.1 Local transport and taxis A bus service (number 0 ) - with a destination board beside the entry door indicating OMS - runs from the Place du Lac (Molard) in the centre of the town, the Place Cornavin (railway station), the Place des Nations (Palais des Nations), the CICR and the Avenue Appia (WHO building), Monday to Friday. The F bus service runs between the Place Cornavin and Ferney -Voltaire, with stops at the the Place des Nations and the CICR, and the E bus service runs between Place Neuve and Grand -Saconnex via the Place Cornavin and the Place des Nations. Tickets are available from newsagents bearing the TPG sign and from vending machines at the main bus stops. Tickets at a reduced price can be purchased from newsagents bearing the TPG sign between 07h30 and 19h00. There is no O bus service on Saturdays and Sundays. However, the E bus which runs between the Place Neuve and Grand -Saconnex passes by Cornavin and the Place des Nations, and the F bus which runs between Cornavin and Ferney -Voltaire passes by the Place des Nations and the Avenue Appia; it has a stop on the Route des Morillons, next to WHO. Geneva taxi drivers know the headquarters building as OMS (Avenue Appia). There are taxi ranks in almost all main squares in Geneva and outside the Palais des Nations. Taxis can be called by telephone by dialling the following numbers: 141, which is the main taxi pool in Geneva; and ; ; ; ; and Taxis can also be ordered from the usher on duty at the nearest Door of the Assembly building Car parks Delegates' cars provided with special WHA stickers are allowed to park in parking areas especially reserved for the World Health Assembly. Delegates may accordingly use car parks Nos. 3 and 5 (lower level), near Door 13, which are reached through the Route de Pregny entrance. Car stickers can be obtained from the Inquiry Office Delegates' lounge Hall 14 near the Assembly Hall is available for the convenience of delegates. W1A39 /DIV /1 page Restaurant, cafeteria and bar The restaurant on the eighth floor of the Assembly building is open from 12h00 to 14h30 (tel for reservations). It is closed in the evenings and at weekends. The restaurant can organize receptions (cocktail parties) and private luncheons and dinners (tel. 3588) for a minimum of 25 participants. The cafeteria, which is
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