Mardi 27 juin 2017, 11:00 - 12:15

10 Years of Leadership on Global Health

Farewell to Margaret Chan

Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix

Dr Margaret's Chan's term as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) will end on 30 June 2017. This celebratory event will applaud her leadership in the past ten years and reflect on her time in Geneva from both a personal and a professional perspective. Global health is now on the agenda of high level political fora worldwide and has received recognition as a cornerstone of the SDG era, while Dr Chan also walked the talk on women's leadership in global health.

Dr Margaret Chan is the Director-General of WHO and was first appointed on 9 November 2006. The World Health Assembly appointed her for a second five-year term at its sixty-fifth session in May 2012.


11:00-11:05  Welcome

Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute

11:05-11.15  Opening Remarks

Michael Møller, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva

11:15-11:30  Keynote Address

Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office Of The United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights

11:30-11:55  Short Statements

ElHadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Yvette Stevens, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Tania Dussey-Cavassini, Vice Director General in charge of International Affairs and Ambassador for Global Health, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland

11:55-12:10  Reflections

Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization

12:10-12:15  Closing Remarks

Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre


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