The election of the Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau will take place at the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference in September 2022
Process and timelines
The rules governing the election of the Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau call for the process to begin at least six months before the Pan American Sanitary Conference or by 1 March 2022 with a notification from the President of the Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to Member States, Participating States, and Associate Members inviting nominations.
Each PAHO Member State, Participating State, and Associate Member may nominate only one candidate, who must be a citizen of a country of the Region of the Americas. The deadline for submitting nominations is 1 May 2022. All nominations will be made available to PAHO Member States, Participating States, and Associate Members in the Organization’s four official languages by 1 June 2022.
The Member States and Participating States of PAHO will elect the Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau during the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference, to be held 26-30 September 2022.
As required by the PAHO Constitution, the Director will have a five-year term of office and cannot be re-elected more than once. The person elected will take office on 1 February 2023 and will complete the term on 31 January 2028.