World Health Organization (WHO)
- Right to health
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The World Health Organization (‘WHO’) is one of the 16 specialized agencies brought into relationship with the United Nations (UN) ( United Nations, Specialized Agencies ) . Its objective is ‘the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health’ ( Art. 1 Constitution of the WHO ). 2 International cooperation in the field of public health started in the second half of the 19th century, by a succession of international sanitary conferences and the drafting of international sanitary conventions, and with the creation of public health...