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Slovenia nominated to the WHO Executive Board

Today, the WHO Regional Office for Europe published the results of the vote by secret ballot of the new members of the WHO Executive Board for the period 2021–2024. In view of the current epidemiological situation, the elections took place in the form of a postal ballot. Slovenia was nominated with its candidate, Ms Vesna Kerstin Petrič.

In May 2021, Slovenia will take up one of the 34 seats on the Executive Board, following the formal approval of all new members at the World Health Assembly. Slovenia’s tenure of this important function will coincide with its Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2021.

Ms Petrič convinced with her professionalism and wealth of experience in the field of public health. Slovenia will continue to promote the effective and transparent functioning of the WHO with a view to protecting health and preserving life, which is our common and most important task at the present time of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it presents.