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WSO at the WHO and UN

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved WSO as one of their non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official relations. This represents a major advancement for the stroke professional community and for the support of the worldwide fight against stroke. WSO is the only NGO at WHO with a mission strictly devoted to stroke. The inclusion of WSO among the dramatically shortened number of professional NGOs at WHO is particularly helpful in stabilizing and facilitating ongoing projects, which include stroke surveillance, the production of stroke awareness material for the public, the development of combined sessions and symposia at international conferences, and involvement in WHO campaigns to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). WSO has been represented in the  work to revise ICD-10 into ICD-11, in the NCDnet collaboration, and in development of a prioritized research agenda for prevention and control of major NCDs.

The World Stroke Organization was granted special consultative status by the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).  The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) constitutes one of the principal organs of the United Nations. It is responsible for coordinating the economic, social and related work of 14 UN specialized agencies, including that of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Children’s Fund (UNICEF).