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.
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
Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
12:10-12:15 Closing Remarks
Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre
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