WHO Representative Office in Solomon Islands
In May 1953, the Solomon Islands (formerly British Solomon Islands Protectorate) was assigned to the Western Pacific Region at the Sixth World Health Assembly ''without prejudice to any questions regarding sovereignty'' as an area. In 1979, Solomon Islands became a self-governing, independent state within the British Commonwealth. It joined WHO on 4 April 1983 as a Member State.
It was covered by the WHO Representative Office in the South Pacific from 1956 to 2012, and a WHO Country Liaison Officer was designated in March 1981. On 28 August 2012, the WHO Representative Office to Solomon Islands was established.