The EFPC is delighted to announce that our application to participate in the WHO Civil Society Commission has been accepted. The EFPC will be represented by the Advisory Board member Maria-Louisa Busuttil.

The WHO Civil Society Commission was officially launched by the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 24 August 2023, during the inaugural meeting of the Civil Society Commission Steering Committee. You can find more information on the launch, including the press release and the speech by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros as well as updates on the Commission and its participants on the WHO Civil Society Commission webpages.

The mission of the WHO Civil Society Commission is to strengthen dialogue, foster collaboration and provide recommendations to support WHO on its engagement with civil society at global, regional and national levels to achieve health for all and the objectives of the WHO General Programme of Work as well as to accelerate attainment of health-related SDGs.

We look forward to an active participation in the WHO Civil Society Commission and being able to provide our inputs and suggestions through the Steering Committee on how to strengthen and institutionalize WHO’s engagement with civil society.