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World Health Organisation (WHO):

WHO 69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific (8-12 Oct 2018)

WFOT Statement on the Western Pacific Regional Framework on Rehabilitation

WHO Rehabilitation 2030 - Geneva, Switzerland - 6/7 February 2017

Statement in response to WHO Rehabilitation 2030 a Call for Action Plan

WHO Euro Regional Committee 66th Session September 2016, Copenhagen:

Statement in response to EUR/RC66/9: Action plan for the health sector response to HIV in the WHO European Region

Provisional Agenda item 5(d)

Statement in response to EUR/RC66/11: Action plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the WHO European Region Provisional Agenda item 5(c)

Statement in response to EUR/RC66/8: Strategy and action plan for refugee and migrant health in the WHO European Region Provisional Agenda item 5(f)


WHO 140th session of the Executive Board, Geneva, Switzerland, January 2017

Statement in support of Promoting the Health of Migrants

Draft global action plan on the public health response to dementia

WHO 139th session of the Executive Board, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2016


WHO 138th session of the Executive Board, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 January 2016

Statement in support of Multisectoral action for a life course approach to healthy ageing: draft global strategy and plan of action on ageing and health

WHO Regional Committee for Europe: 65th Session, Lithuania, September 2015

Statement in response to EUR/RC65/9 Physical activity strategy for the WHO European Region 2016-2025

Statement in response to EUR/RC65/11 Environment and health in the WHO European Region: progress, challenges and lessons learned

Statement on Agenda point 5a) Promoting intersectoral and interagency action for health and well-being in the WHO European Region

Statement on Agenda point 5c) Priorities for health systems strengthening in the WHO European Region 2015-2020: walking the talk on people centredness

February 2015

WHO Newsletter Briefing on Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs and the UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs 1 - February 2015

WHO EB136 Session January 2015:

Statement in support of Provisional Agenda Item 5.1 EB136/5 Framework of engagement with non-State actors

Statement in support of EB136/10 Update on the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Statement in support of Provisional Agenda Item 7.2 EB136/16 Health and the environment Climate and health: outcome of the WHO Conference on Health and Climate

Statement in support of Provisional Agenda Item 10.2 EB136/28 WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

WFOT/COTEC's Statement in response to EUR/RC64/12 Investing in children: the European child and adolescent health strategy 2015-2020

Joint Intervention of the IAPO, WFOT, ICM, WONCA Europe, ADI: WHO Reform, Framework for engagement with non-state actors (item 5g) 65th Session of the World Health Organization's Regional Committee for Europe

Joint Intervention from EPHA, IPPF, WCPT, WFOT: Statement to the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, Copenhagen, 15-18 September 2014 on the European Child and Adolescent Health Strategy 2015-2020

WFOT Statement on WHO Global Disability Action Plan 2014-2021: Better health for all people with disability

WFOT Statement on WHO Disability Action Plan

WFOT Statement on WFUNA Sustainable Development Goals e-Inventory

WHO - WFOT/COTEC Oral statement in response to Agenda item RC62 5(c) Policy & technical topics strategy & action plan for Healthy Ageing in Europe, 2012-2020

WHO - WFOT/COTEC Oral statement in response to Health 2020: a European Policy Framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being

WHO Regional Committee for Europe - Strategy and Action Plan on Healthy Ageing in Europe 2012-2020

United Nations

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 Sendai, Japan - WFOT Statement: Support for disability inclusive Post-2015 DRR framework    

News from WFOT Member Organisations

September 2018

CAOT Occupational Therapy now: special issue on economic evidence for OT services

June 2018

March 2018

December 2017

September 2017

June 2017

March 2017

December 2016

September 2016

June 2016

March 2016

CAOT Resources to address the impacts of the Zica virus: Final document for WFOT Board

December 2015

September 2015 

June 2015

January-March 2015

September -October 2014

December 2013 - February 2014


COTEC Newsletter October 2018

COTEC Newsletter June 2018

KEA Newsletter April 2018

COTEC Newsletter March 2018

COTEC Newsletter June 2017 

OTARG Newsletter March 2017