No other candidate challenged Tedros for the post amid the ongoing difficulties of responding to the devastating coronavirus pandemic.
Tedros acknowledged that the war in Ukraine is globally significant, but asked if other crises are being accorded enough attention.
Although reported cases and deaths are declining globally, and several countries have lifted restrictions, the pandemic is far from over, says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The WHO staffers who first reported the claims of abuse said they have not been informed of any investigation.
Recently, Tedros, an ethnic Tigrayan, has come under new criticism from Ethiopia's government, which has been fighting militants in Tigray, for his comments on Twitter.
Some regions appear to be out of the worst of the latest omicron wave but “not all countries are out of the woods yet," says WHO Director-General.
WHO said that Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing hospitalisations and deaths the world over, and the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading.
A shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Rwanda on Saturday included the billionth dose supplied via the COVAX program, the U.N. health agency said.
Tedros, an ethnic Tigrayan, has repeatedly deplored the situation in his home country and called for humanitarian access to the conflict-ridden region of Ethiopia.
It may seem like a far-off reality, as countries impose fresh restrictions to address the fast-spreading new variant and surging cases and a depressing feeling of deja vu sets in.
The gathering is aimed at devising a global action plan toward preventing, preparing and responding to future pandemics.
The World Health Organization said that its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is running unopposed for a second five-year term.
Tedros, who goes by his first name, has been in the global spotlight over the organisation's response to the coronavirus pandemic over the last 19 months.
Tedros says he’s called for a moratorium on booster shots at least until the end of September “to allow those countries that are furthest behind to catch up.”
Several countries including the United States, Israel, as well as others in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, are already offering or planning to offer their populations COVID-19 booster shots.