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of the Pan American Health Organization
Sixteenth edition

This publication includes the basic documents pertaining to the governance of the Pan American Health Organization, including the Pan American Sanitary Code; the constitutions of the Pan American Health Organization and of the World Health Organization; the Rules of Procedure of the Pan American Sanitary Conference, the Directing Council, and the Executive Committee; and the Financial Regulations of the Pan American Health Organization.

The 16th edition, updated as of 30 September 2002, also included the regulations that govern the relationships with nongovernmental organizations; the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies; and the rights and obligations of the Member, Participating, Observer, and Associate states of the Pan American Health Organization.

The Basic Documents are a valuable tool for a wide range of users, particularly public health administrators and policy makes in a governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations. This publication in available in English and in Spanish, and the electronic version can be accessed through the Pan American Health Organization's website (

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