Law | Daily LifeTalks on the formulation of an international pandemic treaty

May 2, 20220

Following the decision of  December at the World Health Assembly, the first meeting of an intergovernmental negotiating body took place on 24 February 2022 to agree on ways of working and timelines.

It will meet again by 1 August 2022 to discuss progress on a working draft. It will then deliver a progress report to the 76th World Health Assembly in 2023, with the aim to adopt the instrument by 2024.

The Council approves the international treaty on the pandemic, which aims to lay out specifications, such as an instrument that will enhance international cooperation in a number of priority areas, such as increased surveillance, alerts and response, but also in general trust in the international health system. This happens to be controversial and a much talked about in the international sphere. Their aim is to improve communications, transparency and accuracy with the perspective of enhanced transparency. Digital technologies will be stretched to the limit.

Links:

The Spars Pandemic 2025-2028: A Futuristic Scenario for Public Health Risk Communications

An international treaty on pandemic prevention and preparedness

https://www.who.int/about/governance/world-health-assembly” rel=”” target=””>Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly:
22-28 May 2022

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