The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). This assembly draws leading government health officials from the 194 WHO member nations and was first convened in 1948 shortly after the WHO was created. On 24 May 2014, the 67th annual World Health Assembly closed. This close marked the end to a five day meeting that featured a record-breaking number of agenda items, documents and resolutions, and almost 3,500 registered delegates. During the assembly more than 20 resolutions on important global public health issues were adopted. These adoptions ranged from issues relating from antimicrobial drug resistance and access to essential medicines to addressing the global challenge of violence and the public impact of exposure to mercury and mercury compounds. Of note, is the passage of a resolution to strengthen regulatory systems.