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The 2013 APEC 2nd Health Working Group Meeting

posted Jun 4, 2014, 2:43 AM by Admin Web   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 1:09 AM ]

The 2nd Health Working Group(HWG) Meeting, chaired by Russia, was held on the 1st and the 2nd of July, 2013 in Medan, Indonesia during the 2013 APEC 3rd Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings which were hosted by Indonesia.

During the 2nd HWG Meetings, member economies discussed and reviewed the Draft Strategic Plan thoroughly, which in the final version includes a Vision Statement, a high level statement about the issues HWG are addressing; a Mission Statement, a description of what the group is striving to achieve and how objectives will be pursued; Objectives, the steps to be taken to fulfill the Mission Statement; Critical Success Factors (Key Performance Indicators); and a Prioritised Implementation Schedule.

Besides intensive discussion on the Draft Strategic Plan, the agenda also consisted of other 6 items, such as the cross cutting issue on human resources development and universal coverage for workers (prospective cooperation with Human Resources Development Working Group), updates on the on-going HWG projects, HWG deliverables for 2013, introduction of new HWG Concept Notes for Session 3, the HWG/LSIF Joint Session.

Last, China was selected to be the new coming Chair of HWG 2014-2015 at the end of the 2nd HWG meeting.