Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Regional Committee (SCRC), a subcommittee of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, comprises representatives of 12 countries, with each member elected by the Regional Committee to serve for 3 years.

Meeting several times a year, the SCRC:

  • acts for and represents the Regional Committee and ensures that effect is given to the Committee’s decisions and policies;
  • advises the Regional Committee on questions referred to it by that body;
  • counsels the WHO Regional Director for Europe as and when appropriate between Regional Committee sessions; and
  • reports to the Regional Committee on its work.

From March 2011 the  opening speeches made by the Regional Director at SCRC sessions are broadcast on this web site.