Statement of the Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia at the Second Meeting of the Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness and Response to Health Emergencies Agenda Item 3 Follow-up to Member States’ requests made at the first meeting of the Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness and Response to Health Emergencies

September 2, 2021 Topics, Health and Labour Issues

Thank you, chair.

We appreciate the hard work of your team and the Secretariat in facilitating the requests made by member states at the first meeting of the Working Group, particularly on the development of the informative Dashboard of COVID-19 related recommendations, as well as the preliminary analysis from the COVID-19 related recommendation mapping.

We also thank the Secretariat for providing us with the informative presentation related to the Dashboard.

We find the Dashboard very helpful and useful in navigating more than 200 recommendations made by different actors, and noted the updated information made by the secretariat on the additional recommendations to be included in the Dashboard.

We also noted the inclusion of related WHA resolutions in the Dashboard, including the identification of the theme of the Operative paragraph on each resolution.

However, while we find the identification of theme is very useful when we need to link the related resolution with the recommendations, we would like ask the Secretariat and member states regarding the need to categorize each theme of the resolution operative paragraphs into the three scopes: Finance, Leadership and governance, and system and tools.

We believe that such categorization will be beneficial to identify if there are gaps between the resolution OPs and the recommendations and if there are recommendations fall under the scope of WHO and beyond the scope of WHO. Thank you.