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Monaco has taken part in the 67th session of the Regional Committee for Europe of the World Health Organisation.
A Monegasque delegation, composed of Alexandre Bordero, Director of Health Action, and Chrystel Chanteloube, Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations Office at Geneva, participated from September 11 to 14 in Budapest.
In the presence of top political figures, including the Hungarian and Greek Prime Ministers, this event brought together representatives from the 53 member states of the region to discuss the main health issues and challenges at a European level.
WHO’s new Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros, attended the discussions and stressed that while the European region is one of the most advanced in terms of universal health coverage, it also has major inequalities and multiple challenges, most notably non-communicable diseases.
The debates focused on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Program through the European Health Policy 2020, taking into account the environmental determinants of health, and preparing for health emergencies.
In particular, the Monegasque delegation spoke on the theme of environment and health in order to remind the Government of the French Government’s commitment to combating climate change in order to safeguard human health.
The Principality also announced the recent signing of a health cooperation agreement with France which will help in setting up the main capabilities required under the International Sanitary Regulations and so strengthening plans and preparations for possible health crises.
During his annual address to the press, National Council President Stéphane Valeri was optimistic for 2022, saying "there are reasons to hope that we can get back to a quasi-normal life.”
Nice Côte d’Azur airport ended 2021 with over 6.5 million passengers passing through, higher than expected and fuelled mainly by a strong summer season and the return of long-haul flights.
It is expected to be another mild, sunny weekend at the region’s ski resorts with plenty of standing snow, while Valberg will be hosting a Monte-Carlo Rallye event on Friday.
The celebration of Sainte Devote, Monaco’s Patron Saint, will be held next week, and again this year the Principality is taking adapted measures to ensure the health and safety of all who wish to participate.