WHO Watch for Special Session on Pandemic Treaty (Nov-2021): Call for Participation

Call for watchers to participate to the Special Session of World Health Assembly on Pandemic Treaty (November 2021 (Virtual))

PHM is preparing to watch the special session of World Health Assembly meeting of the World Health Organisation to consider developing a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response (pandemic treaty). The session will be taking place from the 29th November to 1st December. The World Health Assembly takes place once every year and the Executive Board meeting usually takes place twice a year. However, 2020 and 2021 would be and exception as special sessions of the WHA were held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The agenda items of the special session will be specifically on the pandemic treaty.

Can you attend the WHO-Watch for the special session of WHA74 on pandemic treaty?

Considering the travel restrictions, the WHO-Watch would be an online initiative this time.  We are hoping to create a team of watchers who would be following the discussions of special session on pandemic treaty and interventions wherever possible. The WHO-Watch will also encompass a 3 day preparatory workshop (2-3 hour session each day) ahead on the 24,25 and 26 of November where we will discuss and work on the agenda topic up for discussion.

Through Medicus Mundi International, watchers are able to participate in the special session of the World Health Assembly virtually. During the special session also, we will see to it that we utilise time efficiently and work in shifts. We are looking for PHM activists to join as watchers. If you are keen to develop your knowledge on pandemic treaty, and to be involved in strengthening the issues in your country or region after the meeting, please let us know.

If you are interested in participating in the special session on pandemic treaty, please fill in the form below. Please complete the form by 5th November, 2021.

Note: As part of the coordination, we hope to have a preparatory calls from the second week of November itself to coordinate the initiative better.

click here for the application form