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2022 Dec 08 Thu, 02:02:00 pm

WHO Member States agree to develop zero draft of legally binding pandemic accord in early 2023

GENEVA, 8th December, 2022 (WAM) -- Member States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) today agreed to develop the first draft of a legally binding agreement designed to protect the world from future pandemics. This “zero draft” of the pandemic accord, rooted in the WHO Constitution, will be discussed by Member States in February 2023.Today’s agreement by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB), comprised of WHO’s 194 Member States, was a milestone in the global process to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent a repeat...