The side event will provide parliamentarians with an opportunity to contribute to the global health agenda. Parliamentarians will be able to discuss how to make the best use of the wide variety of action that parliaments are taking on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in order to achieve health-related SDGs and universal health coverage. Participant will also have the chance to consider potential ways to strengthen cooperation with relevant health actors.
Initiated by IPU, the side event will be sponsored by Bangladesh, Italy and Lesotho. Simultaneous interpreting services will be provided in English, French, and Spanish.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS
The parliamentary meeting is open to all members of parliament and parliamentary staff who will be attending the 69th World Health Assembly as part of their national delegations. In order to be included in national delegations and attend the parliamentary event, members of parliament should contact their national Ministry of Health, which is the focal point designated by WHO for the composition and submission of national delegations.
As is customary during meetings at United Nations Office at Geneva, security arrangements are very strict and no one may enter the United Nations premises without a special badge (for delegates and visitors). In keeping with normal practice, delegations and diplomatic missions in Geneva will be invited to attend to all matters relating to visas, UN Badges, hotel reservations and transportation. Participants must therefore request their badge from their country's permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva.