UN - Health - Election of WHO director-general (23 May 2017)


France congratulates Tedros Adhanom on his election as director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) and assures him of our support for his mandate.

Many challenges await him, including continuing the reform of WHO governance in order to effectively meet the challenges of tomorrow. He can count on France’s support.

We take this opportunity to applaud the efforts of Margaret Chan, who brought new momentum to WHO by launching a reform process.