Our statements

FDI develops and uses statements to help shape outcomes of meetings and strategies and to urge policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to take specific action on oral health.

Our statements serve as key advocacy resources to support our member National Dental Associations (NDAs) and health advocates. Find out more about FDI’s statements below.

WHO Executive Board Statements

The World Health Organization Executive Board (WHO EB) puts into practice the policies and decisions made at the World Health Assembly (WHA), WHO’s decision-making body. During the annual WHO EB meeting in January, EB members agree upon the agenda and the resolutions to be considered at the upcoming WHA.

FDI delivers statements at the annual WHO EB meeting, prepared together with the Vision 2020 Task Team, to push for oral health to be considered within certain agenda items. This is important because it raises the profile of oral health on the global health agenda and works toward establishing commitments and global policies on oral health.

World Health Assembly Statements

The WHA is the decision-making body of WHO and is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and, thanks to FDI’s official relations status with the United Nations, we leverage this meeting by delivering statements made in consultation with the FDI Vision 2020 Task Team to influence global policies and commitments on oral health.

World Health Assembly 73 - 2020

The following statement was uploaded on the WHO website for the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly held online from 18-19 May 2020.

Read the full statement here