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worldhealthorganization It’s been a wonderful six days at the 67th World Health Assembly.
A lot of important #publichealth decisions have been made, countless discussions initiated and many new friendships formed.
Thank you for following the conversations via #WHA67!
See you at the 68th World Health Assembly in 2015!
Photo: WHO/E. Coello – view of Geneva from rooftop of Palais des Nations
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Fadéla, #spokesperson
“French, Arabic, English and even my first #language, Berber ... I end up speaking them all during the World Health Assembly, giving interviews to the #journalists who have been covering the event. During the Assembly I meet with the #press every day to brief them on all the issues on the table – and there are a lot of them! So even though I am not a doctor, I see myself a bit like a general practitioner : not necessarily specialised but knowing enough about a range of topics in order to answer the journalists’ questions and put them in touch with the right experts.” Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey
#UN #UnitedNations #Geneva #job #occupation #media
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Sari, social media officer “Normally my day is spent switching between numerous computer screens, tablets and smart phones - monitoring #news and conversations in social media, responding to people’s questions on WHO #socialmedia accounts. During the World Health Assembly I’ve been asked to talk in front of cameras every day, reporting live on social media activities around #WHA67 for the #SocialGood livestream. It’s quite nerve wracking, but it’s a great experience too. It’s amazing to see over 42,000 tweets are out there using hashtag #WHA67… I always enjoy having conversations with people online. It’s great to make new friends – not only in real life, but also online”
#Geneva #Switzerland #UN #UnitedNations #job #occupation
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Gilles, WHO Audio Visual team “I’ve filmed quite a lot in the field, so it’s great to see governments and ministers coming together here at the World Health Assembly to discuss the important issues I’ve seen in different parts of the world. During the World Health Assembly I am involved in everything audio and visual – that means making the sound works at meetings and briefings, choosing the right images during the #SocialGood Livestream. It’s no good travelling all the way to #Geneva to deliver an important message if it won’t be heard – so never underestimate the power of good #audio equipment!” Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey 3mon

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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Patrick (L), Fabio (centre), Manuel (R) – Moving service “Before and after the World Health Assembly are the busy times for us. Every year we pack some 150 offices at the WHO Headquarters into some 100 boxes and palettes, drive them down the hill, and deliver them to temporary offices at the Palais des Nations (#UN Headquarters in #Geneva) for the week. People take all sorts of office equipment with them, stationary, files ...the odd kettle has been known to be slipped in, too! The biggest challenge for us is making sure that on Monday morning, the first day of the Health Assembly, all the boxes are in the right place …and that none get lost along the way! Now we are nearing the end of the week and we are getting ready to pack up and do it all over again – in reverse!” Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey

#SocialGood #Switzerland #job #occupation
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worldhealthorganization “People” behind #WHA67 – Monsieur #Peacock
"I look forward to the World Health Assembly every year. I like watching the delegates from all around the world walk by, some looking very smart in their national dress. Peacocks have been at The Palais des Nations (#UN #Geneva Headquarters) forever*. Sometimes when I’m bored, and everyone is busy in their meetings I hop on delegates' cars parked at the Palais, but they don't seem to like it. If I want people's attention, I make very loud noises and wave my gorgeous, colourful tail. Usually then delegates turn their heads and take my photo." The Palais des Nations is located in Ariana Park, bequeathed to the City of Geneva in 1890 by Gustave de Revilliod de la Rive, on 3 conditions: that the park always remain accessible to the public, that he be buried in the park, and that peacocks roam freely on its grounds, which they do to this day.

Photo: WHO/A. Arnaudova

#UnitedNations #Switzerland #birds #socialgood
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worldhealthorganization People behind ‪#‎WHA67 - Mihir, #barista#Caffeine keeps the World Health Assembly running! I’ve lost count of how many extra cups of #coffee I’ve served this week. Lunchtime is of course the rush hour but breakfast time is hectic too – although people are often a little more subdued before their first tea or coffee. Cafés dotted about the Palais des Nations (#UN headquarters in #Geneva) are the places where all walks of life come together to discuss. I speak to customers in French and English but the secret to success is knowing how to say the names of all the different beverages we prepare in a few extra languages!” Photo: WHO/H.Humphrey

This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.

What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!

#SocialGood #UnitedNations #Switzerland #job #occupation
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Pascale, #travel assistant “The World Health Assembly is the highlight of my year … and I’ve just realised that this one’s my 20th!
My role during the Assembly is to reimburse plane tickets for delegates who come from the least developed countries. There are around 50 countries on that list, and WHO pays the return airfare for one delegate from each of these countries every year, so that everyone gets a chance to attend the Assembly.
Over the years my geography has become pretty good – give me a country and I’ll tell you it’s capital city quick as a flash!
The best thing about the week is the buzz and energy. Plus I love seeing people I haven’t seen for a year. I’ve known some of the doctors and ministers for a long time now. We greet each other every day and they tell me how their meetings are progressing.
At the end of the week I always wish them a warm #BonVoyage and hope to see them again.” Photo: WHO/H.Humphrey

This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.

What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!
#SocialGood #Geneva #Switzerland #UnitedNations #UN #job #occupation
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Jean-Claude, Security Guard “Security guards see things others don’t. When I walk into a room my eyes automatically start scanning under chairs to spot any suspicious items. When I’m talking to someone I can’t help looking over their shoulder, just to notice who’s coming and going. It’s not very polite, I know, but #security #guards can’t help it – it’s in our DNA! During the Assembly we are especially vigilant, even though this is my tenth one already. I come into work at 06h30 before all the hustle and bustle, look at the meeting agenda for the day and then plan where to deploy my guards. If it’s a very high profile meeting or there’s a VIP present, I’ll make sure there is extra security. I always leave late during the Assembly, as I like to be there for my colleagues and for everyone attending. People, after all, are the reason I do this #job.” Photo: WHO/H.Humphrey

This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.

What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!
#socialgood #UnitedNations #UN #Geneva #Switzerland #occupation
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worldhealthorganization If you are attending #WHA67 at Palais des Nations (#UN headquarters in #Geneva), don't miss this #Just1Bite 3D art we placed between Committee A and Committee B meeting rooms.
Take your photos while you're there and tag them with #WHA67. We want to see! Have fun!
#socialgood #UnitedNations
Photo: M. Kahuthia
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67:
Katia, enquiry desk officer "People come to see me to collect their daily mail - invitations, brochures, flyers, reports. Sometimes they ask for directions too.
I am a people person, I enjoy talking to people... I speak English, French, Spanish.
Since this is perhaps my tenth World Health Assembly, I've come to recognize many of the delegates and participants who are regulars"

Photo: WHO/S. Setiogi

This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.
What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!

#socialgood #switzerland #geneva #job #occupation
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  •   _laurenej This is fantastic. I love seeing these types of employees :) 3mon
  •   livlawedavies Katia is so lovely! Great to see her profiled here :-) 3mon
  •   setiogi @livlawedavies She is indeed very, very lovely! Very friendly, always smiling and very helpful. It was such a pleasure talking to her 3mon

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worldhealthorganization “The key to this job? A good pair of shoes! Every hour I walk around the whole of the Palais des Nations [#UN headquarters in #Geneva] to deliver and collect important letters and documents. So that works out at 8 tours a day - and it certainly keeps me fit! On top of that, I can be called at any moment to deliver an urgent #document! What I like about the #job is that I access all areas and everyone knows me: Sometimes when I deliver documents to directors, I just have to pop my head around the door, exchange a look with them, and I can tell whether it’s a busy time!” Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey
This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.

What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!

#Switzerland #socialgood #occupation
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67:
Emmanuel (L) and Malek (R) - IT support "We assist staff and delegates who need #IT support.
For staff, we set remote access for their computers [from WHO headquarters] at the Palais des Nations (#UN headquarters in #Geneva)... approx. 200 connections. We prepared about a week before the Assembly for this.
During the Assembly, most people contact us with problems connecting to printers.
This is the very first Assembly for both of us, it's quite amazing"

Photo: WHO/S. Setiogi

This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.
What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!

#socialgood #Switzerland #job #occupation
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  •   geniusprince Can i be a part of this organisation? 3mon
  •   gottabesomebodie Love the fact that WHO recognizes ALL staff, not just the big shots like doctors, epidemiologists and communicable disease specialists. 3mon
  •   worldhealthorganization @iz.wn ...and you should! Your team is awesome & very helpful. Thank you so much! 3mon
  •   anarchyluis Hey @izwnshh Have you heard of "ICD9E978? If not, click on my hashtag #icd9e978 and click on the pic with the #chanelguillotine or simply google it. ICD9E978 is a Law we are subject thru Obamacare which makes beheading by guillotine legal. So we can be detained indefinitely thru the #NDAA aka #IndefiniteDetention. No due process. You can be held without any convictions an no possibility of trial. And now if they see fit, can legally behead dissenters or Constitution supporters. Not to mention bill which will be enacted #July1st2014 called #HR2847, which will usher in the #DollarCollapse and then #MartialLaw will follow soon after. Those who don't resist will be sent to #FemaCamps for "ReEducation". These #ConcentrationCamps are being built by #Halliburton. The ones who wish to become part of the #NewWorldOrder will take a mark or microchip called #RFID on their right hand. The ones who fight an get captured or folks that don want the chip while at the camp may legally be executed by beheading. On the #WorldHealthOrganization website look up #ICD10 and search for section #Y355. Also on #YouTube, watch #OperationTrojanHorse. Google and YouTube #JackMcLamb a police officer that exposed this agenda. Research and spread the word. @geniusprince 3mon

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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Rosalia, #cleaner “It’s only the second day of the Assembly for the delegates but the cleaning team has been getting ready for at least a month. Just like at home, we do a Spring clean of the Palais des Nations [#UN headquarters in #Geneva] every year to make sure the building looks at its best for the big meetings. I’ve been working here for 21 years. During the Assembly I start at 5.30 am. Between vacuum cleaning, dusting and taking out considerably larger rubbish loads, I also make sure there are always fresh jugs of water in the Assembly Hall so delegates can easily reach for something to drink.” Photo: WHO/H.Humphrey
This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.

What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!
#Switzerland #UnitedNations #socialgood
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Angela, interpreter “I interpret meeting sessions during the Assembly from Chinese to English, from Chinese to French and the other way around. We work in shifts and each shift has three interpreters…. Some accents are more difficult to interpret, but having been an #interpreter for WHO since 1993 helps …. By now I know a lot public health terms.” Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey

This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.

What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!
#Switzerland #UnitedNations #UN #socialgood
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67 - Philippe (L) and Nicolas (R), #chefs “May to June is the busiest time of year for us chefs here at the Palais des Nations [#UN headquarters in #Geneva]. During the World Health Assembly we cook lunch main courses for 3,000 people – that’s double what we normally prepare. As for sandwiches, triple the usual number … and when it comes to preparing drinks and snacks for cocktail events, four times the usual amount! It’s a marathon but we manage to get it all done by hiring extra pairs of hands especially for the Assembly.” Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey

This year we are trying to highlight some of the work our colleagues are doing - often behind the scenes - to keep the World Health Assembly running smoothly.

What other roles during #WHA67 you would like us to feature here? Let us know!
#UnitedNations #Switzerland #socialgood
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  •   tovejeanie Vegetarian food I hope? You are after all the WHO 3mon

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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67:
Imad, shuttle bus driver
“I drive WHO employees from our Headquarters office at the top of the hill down to the #UN Palais des Nations [#UnitedNations HQ in #Geneva where World Health Assembly is taking place] and back again in this shuttle bus.
During the Assembly everyone is very busy running around, so I help make sure they get from a to b quickly and safely.”
Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey

This year we are trying to highlight some work of our colleagues who are keeping the Assembly going smoothly, mostly behind the scenes. Who else do you want to see?
#socialgood #Switzerland #UnitedNations
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67:
Thierry, document clerk
“We are the first port of call for all of the Assembly attendees every morning. By 7 a.m. I make sure that all the documents they need for the day are ready for collection – in the 6 official UN languages of course!”
Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey

This year we are trying to highlight some work of our colleagues who are keeping the Assembly going smoothly, mostly behind the scenes. Who else do you want to see?
#socialgood #Switzerland #UnitedNations
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worldhealthorganization People behind #WHA67:
Maud, host
“Officially my job is to make sure that everyone entering the Assembly Hall is wearing their identification badge – but often I end up answering lots of questions and pointing people in the right direction. The Palais des Nations [#UN HQ in#Geneva] is so big that you can easily get a bit lost!”
Photo: WHO/H. Humphrey

This year we are trying to highlight some work of our colleagues who are keeping the Assembly going smoothly, mostly behind the scenes.
Who do you want to see?
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