PHM Global Health Governance Dispatches
Our international systems of global health emergency response and pandemic preparedness are being reformed. An International Negotiating Body (INB) has been convened to facilitate discussions on a new pandemic treaty, while a Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (WGIHR) is debating proposed reforms to the IHR (2005), the legally-binding instrument defining the rights and obligations of countries during global public health emergencies. Both the INB and WGIHR processes will culminate in recommendations for the consideration of the 77th World Health Assembly in May, 2024. The People’s Health Movement (PHM) is following both processes. The purpose of these Global Health Governance Dispatches is to keep our partners and friends updated on developments in the pandemic accord and IHR negotiations, and to facilitate progressive advocacy as we approach this new era of global health governance.