Decision concerning the cancellation of preparations for the holding of a regional meeting in 2023 and possible discontinuation of regional meetings

Record of decisions | 10 November 2022
Having regard to the Director-General’s announcement in the context of the preview of the Programme and Budget proposals for 2024–25 that he intends to propose the discontinuation of regional meetings, the Governing Body decided to:

(a) cancel all preparations for the holding of a regional meeting in 2023;

(b) request the Office to undertake an evaluation, differentiated by region, including a cost-benefit analysis, of the impact of the regional meetings before the 347th Session (March 2023);

(c) place on the agenda of its 347th Session (March 2023) an item concerning the possibility to either maintain, discontinue or adapt regional meetings for its examination and decision; and

(d) request the Director-General to prepare a detailed report on this matter taking into account the views expressed at its 346th Session.

(GB.346/INS/17/7, paragraph 18, as amended by the Governing Body)