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This publication contains the basic documents pertaining to the governance of the Pan American Health Organization. Among the documents included are:

  • Pan American Sanitary Code
  • Constitution of the Pan American Health Organization
  • Participating States
  • Associate States
  • Observer States
  • Constitution of the World Health Organization
  • Agreement between the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization
  • Agreement between the Council of the Organization of American States and the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization
  • Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies
  • Rules of Procedure of the Pan American Sanitary Conference
  • Rules governing the election process for the position of Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau
  • Rules of Procedure of the Directing Council
  • Rules of Procedure of the Executive Committee
  • Audit Committee of the Pan American Health Organization: Terms of Reference
  • Financial Regulations 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.

— Download the Basic Documents of the Pan American Health Organization, Nineteenth Edition (PDF, 790KB)