Collaboration Plan between WHO and for the period
for an application to official relations with WHO
Collaboration Plan between WHO and for the period

The WHO Executive Board admitted into official relations with WHO. The official relations are governed by the Framework of Engagement with non-State actors, according to which the basis of official relations is a plan for collaboration between WHO and the non-State actor with agreed objectives and outlining activities for the coming three-year period structured in accordance with the General Programme of Work and Programme Budget and consistent with the Framework. These plans are expected to be free from concerns which are primarily of a commercial or profit-making nature.

The Executive Board, through its Programme, Budget and Administration Committee, reviews the collaboration with each non-State actor in official relations every three years and decides on the desirability of maintaining official relations or defer the decision on the review to the following year.

This document outlines the plan for collaboration between WHO and as agreed by, respectively, the Designated Technical Officer(s) DTOs and the entity’s focal point(s) for the period . They are responsible for the relations, including implementation of the agreed plan, on behalf of WHO and the non-State actor. The collaboration may have consisted of different areas of work, and should be reported separately under each specific area of collaboration.

Please note that participation in WHO meetings is not considered to be a joint activity, it is thus not necessary to include in the plan, unless the entity (not individuals) will participate in a capacity of technical expert, speaker, chair, or similar. In addition, as certain activities will be subject of a separate agreement between WHO and the non-State actor, for example a contract or Memorandum of Understanding, a brief outline of the activities should be submitted in this plan.

This document outlines the plan for collaboration between and WHO for the period as agreed by, respectively, their focal point(s) and the WHO Designated Technical Officer(s) DTOs. They are responsible for the relations, including implementation of the agreed plan, on behalf of the non-State actor and WHO.

Please note, participation in meetings of WHO's governing bodies is not considered to be a joint activity, it is thus not necessary to include in the plan, unless the entity (not individuals) will participate in a capacity of technical expert, speaker, chair, or similar. In addition, as certain activities will be subject of a separate agreement between WHO and the non-State actor, for example a contract or Memorandum of Understanding, a brief outline of the activities should be submitted in this plan.

The objectives of WHO's collaboration with non-State actors is, inter alia, to promote, the policies and strategies derived from the decisions of the governing bodies of WHO. Unless otherwise indicated, the agreed activities are intended to contribute to the outcome targets in WHO General Programme of Work for 2014-19.

Non-State actors in official relations with WHO may use the opportunities available to them through their normal work to disseminate information on WHO's policies and programmes.