Graduate Institute (IHEID) nternational health instruments play an important role as tools for shaping collective responses to global health challenges. They have been under constant development and renewal for decades to address the increasing complexity of determinants and drivers of health. Further, they are closely linked to health diplomacy and governance, two other pillars of global health – as both object and outcome of multilateral and multisectoral negotiations for health and as tools for delivering and governing health.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Many different forms of migration exist and human mobility shapes global health, impacting on domestic and foreign policies of sending, transition and receiving countries. The health of migrants is influenced by these different policies and legal frameworks but also by the practices surrounding migration. Yet, the act of migration alone does not cause any disease. Rather, the socioeconomic, political, cultural and environmental conditions connected to the act of migration can impact on health and the vulnerability to disease. National health systems are often put under pressure to respond to large-scale movements and diplomacy comes into play to find cross-border, collective solutions. Health can serve as an entry point for these diplomatic actions and new governance mechanisms need to be negotiated to respond appropriately to migration crises.
This brand-new course will seek to explore the emerging role of cities as global actors and drivers of change. The course will: - Assess the impact of migration on health and the achievement of the SDGs - Introduce and analyse the legal instruments and governance mechanisms used at the interface of health and migration, among others, the Global Compact on Migration and Human Rights - Explore the challenges involved in providing and ensuring access to health services to all migrants - Reflect on migration and health in conflict settings and its impact on the neighboring countries - Experience and learn negotiation skills through a migration-related negotiation scenario, including the challenges to reconcile different political perspectives
Graduate Institute (IHEID) International health instruments play an important role as tools for shaping collective responses to global health challenges. They have been under constant development and renewal for decades to address the increasing complexity of determinants and drivers of health. Further, they are closely linked to health diplomacy and governance, two other pillars of global health – as both object and outcome of multilateral and multisectoral negotiations for health and as tools for delivering and governing health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted during the last decade the two most prominent contemporary legal health instruments: the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) as a landmark in addressing the factors of non-communicable diseases and a thoroughly revised International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) as the main legal framework to prevent and control the international spread of disease, including notably the outbreaks and pandemics of communicable diseases.
These two “hard” instruments will be discussed during the course and the range of “soft” international instruments and standards will be highlighted. The regulation of crucial aspects of contemporary global health governance has been driven by such codes, frameworks, strategies, classifications etc. which often carry in practice as much weight as formally binding instruments but raise delicate questions of legitimacy and accountability. In addition, international instruments which do not directly address health but nevertheless exercise a considerable potential impact on health, for example environmental treaties, have been adopted under the umbrella of international organisations other than WHO.
The Executive Course on Global Health Instruments will be conducted from 13 to 15 November 2017 at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. It is a 3-day full time course.
Certificate; Graduate Institute (IHEID) The summer programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn and think about major current issues in world politics and the resulting challenges for multilateral governance. The programme makes participants experience the world of multilateralism through direct interaction with diplomats, negotiators and activists and through visits to some of the prominent international rganisations located in Geneva.
The summer programme explores key issues in international affairs with a substantive focus on the three following concentrations : - Global Public Goods : Health and Environment (week 1) - Global Migration, Cooperation and Development(week 2) - Security, Human Rights and Humanitarian Action(week 3) Lectures and discussions focus on challenges for multilateral governance in these domains, including questions of efficiency, legitimacy, or accountability connected to differences in international institutions and regulation. Type of recognition: Eduqua