The WHA74 commenced on 24 May 2021 and concluded its sessions on 31 May 2021. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the event was held virtually. You can replay the proceedings on the webcast below.
Theme: Ending this pandemic, preventing the next: building together a healthier, safer and fairer world.
The sessions can be watched live on 24 - 31 May 2021. Recordings are available in the sidebar listing.
The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic or verbatim record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic.
During the Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly, a series of Strategic Briefings are being held virtually. During these sessions, WHA delegates, experts from WHO, partner agencies, and civil society will discuss current priorities and next solutions on these vital issues for global public health.
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.
WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
President of the Assembly, Mrs Dechen Wangmo from Bhutan.
Chair of Committee A, Dr Adriana Amarilla from Paraguay.
Executive Board Room in WHO Headquarters, Geneva.