2.17.8 International Pandemic Treaty proposed by WHO
Free Earth Alliance
Power-grab in the form of Global Pandemic Agreement
While the world’s attention is diverted by the latest staged crisis/ events such as Ukraine Crisis, Dilution/ Renewal of COVID-19 restrictions.
Proposed WHO treaty is unnecessary
It is a threat to our national sovereignty.
It is a threat to our inalienable rights.
It increases WHO’s suffocating power to declare unjustified Pandemics, impose de-humanizing Lockdowns, enforce expensive, unsafe, in-effective and unnecessary medical interventions, with an inhuman agenda, against the will of the people.
Its priority is capturing more powers for itself and its corporate accomplices.
Without an unbiased democratic process, any agreement by the WHO, acting via the United Nations, will be unlawful, illegitimate, and invalid.
Scams and Frauds perpetrated by WHO
H1NI (Swine Flu), Pandemic and Vaccine
Suppressed early preventive treatments,
WHO recommended product interventions that have proven to be neither safe nor effective for well-being.
The WHO cannot be allowed to control the world’s health agenda, nor enforce biosurveillance.
While it receives funding from public sources belonging to the people, it is caught in a perpetual conflict of interest because it also receives substantial funding from private interests that use their contributions to influence and profit from WHO decisions and mandates. For example, the Gates Foundation and the Gates-funded GAVI vaccine promotion alliance, contribute over $1 billion a year.
Call To Action
- Raise awareness about the implications of the proposed international pandemic agreement;
- Call for national campaigns that protect natural law and democratic constitutions;
- Join credible civil society coalitions such as the World Council for Health, Universal Health Alliance.
- We also encourage everyone to learn more about principles, accords, conventions, and treaties that protect the rights of men, women, and children.
- These include the Siracusa Principles in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which provide legal standards to protect rights.
Leading up to the WHO’s 77th World Health Assembly in 2024, where the WHO intends to confirm their pandemic agreement.
There has been information flowing about there being a Global Pandemic Treaty [1.0, 2.0] which would empower a centralised international organisation like WHO to declare a pandemic, which all signatory nations would have to compulsorily comply with, and that such international agency would intervene and take over the management of a Nation, in case they find the national response not suitable.
WHO to strip US, other countries of sovereignty
World Health Assembly agrees to launch process to develop historic global accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response
In a consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, the World Health Assembly today agreed to kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said the decision by the World Health Assembly was historic in nature, vital in its mission, and represented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen the global health architecture to protect and promote the well-being of all people.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the many flaws in the global system to protect people from pandemics: the most vulnerable people going without vaccines; health workers without needed equipment to perform their life-saving work; and ‘me-first’ approaches that stymie the global solidarity needed to deal with a global threat,” Dr Tedros said.
“But at the same time, we have seen inspiring demonstrations of scientific and political collaboration, from the rapid development of vaccines, to today’s commitment by countries to negotiate a global accord that will help to keep future generations safer from the impacts of pandemics.”
The Health Assembly met in a Special Session, the second-ever since WHO’s founding in 1948, and adopted a sole decision titled: “The World Together.” The decision by the Assembly establishes an intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, with a view to adoption under Article 19 of the WHO Constitution, or other provisions of the Constitution as may be deemed appropriate by the INB.
Article 19 of the WHO Constitution provides the World Health Assembly with the authority to adopt conventions or agreements on any matter within WHO’s competence. The sole instrument established under Article 19 to date is the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which has made a significant and rapid contribution to protecting people from tobacco since its entry into force in 2005.
Under the decision adopted today, the INB will hold its first meeting by 1 March 2022 (to agree on ways of working and timelines) and its second by 1 August 2022 (to discuss progress on a working draft). It will also hold public hearings to inform its deliberations; deliver a progress report to the 76th World Health Assembly in 2023; and submit its outcome for consideration by the 77th World Health Assembly in 2024.
Through the decision, the World Health Assembly also requested the WHO Director-General to convene the INB meetings and support its work, including by facilitating the participation of other United Nations system bodies, non-state actors, and other relevant stakeholders in the process to the extent decided by the INB.
WHO & Pandemic Treaty
30th March 2021, (The Background)— Global leaders unite in urgent call for international pandemic treaty.
- 25 heads of government and international agencies come together in extraordinary joint call. A commentary was signed by them.
- New treaty would signal high-level political action needed to protect the world from future health crises.
- There will be other pandemics and other major health emergencies. No single government or multilateral agency can address this threat alone.
- we must be better prepared to predict, prevent, detect, assess and effectively respond to pandemics in a highly coordinated fashion.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark and painful reminder that nobody is safe until everyone is safe.
- To foster a comprehensive, multi-sectoral approach to strengthen national, regional and global capacities and resilience to future pandemics.
- This is an opportunity for the world to come together as a global community for peaceful cooperation that extends beyond this crisis.
- The treaty “would be rooted in the constitution of the World Health Organization, drawing in other relevant organizations key to this endeavour, in support of the principle of health for all.
- Existing global health instruments, especially the International Health Regulations, would underpin such a treaty, ensuring a firm and tested foundation on which we can build and improve.”
- committed to ensuring universal and equitable access to safe, efficacious and affordable vaccines, medicines and diagnostics for this and future pandemics.
- Immunization is a global public good and we will need to be able to develop, manufacture and deploy vaccines as quickly as possible.
- Goals includes greatly enhancing international cooperation to improve, for example, alert systems, data-sharing, research, and local, regional and global production and distribution of medical and public health counter measures, such as vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and personal protective equipment.
- Recognised a “One Health” approach that connects the health of humans, animals and our planet.
- Pandemic preparedness needs global leadership for a global health system fit for this millennium.
23 November 2021 (The Background)
Report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness and Response (WGPR) to Health Emergencies to the special session of the World Health Assembly
The World Health Assembly (WHA/WHASS) is the main decision-making body of the WHO comprising of 194 Member States.
- One Health concept reaches beyond pandemic preparedness and response.
- There is wide support among Member States to strengthen the collective efforts necessary to prevent, rapidly detect and share information to respond effectively to outbreaks of disease with pandemic potential.
- Sample sharing by enhancing and expanding networks, mechanisms and incentives for sharing pathogens, genetic information, biological samples and the benefits derived therefrom.
- Structural solutions to promote a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, including other health emergencies, are a priority for Member States.
- Misinformation and disinformation. Member States recognize the need for national and global coordinated actions to address the misinformation, disinformation and stigmatization that undermine public health.
- Many Member States emphasized that developing a new instrument on pandemic preparedness and response under Article 19 of the WHO Constitution could offer a number of benefits. An Article 19 instrument under the WHO Constitution would be legally binding on States Parties that opt to ratify it and this legally binding status offers the potential for greater sustained attention, both political and normative, to the critical issue of a pandemic preparedness and response, than a non-binding act.
- A two-third majority of WHASS is needed to adopt such conventions or agreements under Article 19 of WHO Constitution.
- There is also the possibility of strengthening compliance through existing terms and provisions. In this regard, Article 54(1) of the IHR (2005) provides that “States Parties and the Director-General shall report to the Health Assembly on the implementation of these Regulations as decided by the Health Assembly”; this provision could be utilized by the Health Assembly to adjust the reporting obligations of States Parties, for example, by establishing an IHR (2005) reporting conference.
- Promoting compliance with Member State obligations through improved transparency and reporting commitments is further supported by Articles 61–65 of the WHO Constitution, which address overall reporting obligations by Member States to WHO, including with respect to conventions, agreements, and regulations established under the WHO Constitution.
- Member States have reiterated three key points in the discussions: first, the centrality of a strengthened WHO in the global health architecture; second, the status quo is unacceptable; and third, the WGPR must be willing to move forward in a flexible way that advances both of its linked mandates.
- Strengthening governance. Member States expressed an interest in strengthening WHO governance and oversight and in this regard there is general consensus around the need to increase Member State involvement in, and direction of, WHO governance.
- Strengthening the International Health Regulations (2005). Member States have reiterated their support for the IHR (2005) as a key component of the global health architecture. Many Member States also expressed their support for strengthening the IHR (2005), including through implementation, compliance and potential targeted amendments without reopening the entire instrument for negotiations; however, there is a need to agree on a process for how these would be identified and what would be addressed. Some of the issues identified for consideration could include, inter alia:
(i) Building and strengthening core capacities, including funding and financing for core capacities for the implementation of and compliance with the IHR (2005) at national and subnational levels, and strengthening mutual accountability, for example through regular country reviews and potential mechanisms such as the Universal Health Preparedness Review (UHPR). Member States acknowledged the ongoing pilot of the UHPR and requested updates on the process;
(ii) Enabling the transparent and timely sharing of information on outbreaks, as proposed by the Review Committee on the functioning of the International Health Regulations (2005) during the COVID-19 Response;
(iii) Strengthening WHO’s ability to provide technical assistance, including for rapid access to outbreak sites, with due regard to, and respect for, the sovereignty of states;
(iv) Clear guidance for action in the event of a public health emergency of international concern, with the potential to establish intermediate alerts; and
(v) Revising the IHR amendments process so that it is more agile in responding to future developments and advances.
The WGPR proposed for consideration by WHASS the establishment of an inter-governmental negotiating body (IGN) in charge of developing a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response.
World Health Assembly -29.11.2021 to 01.12.2021
The Health Assembly met for a 3 day Special Session, the second-ever Special Session since WHO’s founding in 1948. The WHA normally meets each May.
Adopted a sole decision titled: “The World Together”. https://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHASSA2/SSA2(5)-en.pdf
- Kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization.
- Aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises.
- To strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.
- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General— decision by the World Health Assembly is historic in nature:
- vital in its mission,
- to strengthen the global health architecture to protect and promote the well-being of all people,
- to keep future generations safer from the impacts of pandemics.
- Concerns of Dr. Tedros:
- the most vulnerable people going without vaccines,
- health workers without needed equipment to perform their life-saving work,
- ‘me-first’ approaches that stymie the global solidarity needed to deal with a global threat.
- The decision by the Assembly establishes an intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, with a view to adoption under Article 19 of the WHO Constitution, or other provisions of the Constitution as may be deemed appropriate by the INB.
- Article 19 of the WHO Constitution provides the World Health Assembly with the authority to adopt conventions or agreements on any matter within WHO’s competence.
- The sole instrument established under Article 19 to date is the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which has made a significant and rapid contribution to protecting people from tobacco since its entry into force in 2005.
- Under the decision adopted:.
- INB will hold its first meeting by 1 March 2022 (to agree on ways of working and timelines) and its second by 1 August 2022 (to discuss progress on a working draft).
- hold public hearings to inform its deliberations;
- deliver a progress report to the 76th World Health Assembly in 2023;
- submit its outcome for consideration by the 77th World Health Assembly in 2024.
- WHO Director-General to convene the INB meetings and support its work, including by facilitating the participation of other United Nations system bodies, non-state actors, and other relevant stakeholders in the process to the extent decided by the INB.
Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response (the “INB”).
- First meeting sessions of the INB held on 24 February and 14–15 March 2022.
- Proposed method of work for INB was adopted on 24 February 2022
- First report of the first meeting of the INB released on 15 March 2022
- Proposal from the INB Bureau regarding the process to identify the substantive elements of the instrument, in furtherance of the Bureau’s mandate in this regard
- INB: Timeline and deliverables
- Proposed modalities of engagement for relevant stakeholders (public as well as private)
International Pandemic Treaty proposed by WHO – Free Earth Alliance – https://freeearthalliance.org/life-changing-alert-from-awakened-indians/2-talking-points-plandemic/2-17-global-agenda/2-17-8-international-pandemic-treaty-proposed-by-who/
2.17 – Global Agenda: WHO Pandemic Treaty –Free Earth Alliance– https://wp.me/PdC7pv-79
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