IMPORTANT LINKS: WHO Documents and Releases

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS, PREVENTION, AND RESPONSE TREATY (PPPR TREATY)

WHO Member States agree to resume negotiations aimed at finalizing the world’s first pandemic agreement, 28 March 2024 News release, World Health Organization, Reading time: 1 min (401 words) |

LATEST PPPR Treaty DRAFT – March 13, 2024:

NINTH MEETING OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL NEGOTIATING BODY TO DRAFT AND NEGOTIATE A WHO CONVENTION, AGREEMENT OR OTHER INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENT ON PANDEMIC PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE A/INB/9/3
Provisional agenda item 2, 13 March 2024

HISTORIC PRESS RELEASE | 1 December 2021
World Health Assembly agrees to launch process to develop historic global accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response
1 December 2021 News release Geneva Reading time: 2 min (455 words)

AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS (2005)

Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)

Review Committee regarding amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS | Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) 

Article-by-Article Compilation of Proposed Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) submitted in accordance with decision WHA75(9) (2022)

Proposed Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) submitted in accordance with decision WHA75(9) (2022) (Original language version of amendments as proposed by each Member State) 

Proposed Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) submitted in accordance with decision WHA75(9) (2022) 

Reference document: proposed amendments and technical recommendations

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

WHO’s Operational Update on Health Emergencies – March 2024
3 April 2024
| Emergency Situational Updates | MONTHLY WHO NEWSLETTER

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CONSTITUTION | https://www.who.int/about/accountability/governance/constitution

FROM THE WHO CONSTITUTION

  • Article 19
    The Health Assembly shall have authority to adopt conventions or agreements with respect to any matter within the competence of the Organization. A two-thirds vote of the Health Assembly shall be required for the adoption of such conventions or agreements, which shall come into force for each Member when accepted by it in accordance with its constitutional processes.
  • Article 20
    Each Member undertakes that it will, within eighteen months after the adoption by the Health Assembly of a convention or agreement, take action relative to the acceptance of such convention or agreement. Each Member shall notify the Director-General of the action taken, and if it does not accept such convention or agreement within the time limit, it will furnish a statement of the reasons for non-acceptance. In case of acceptance, each Member agrees to make an annual report to the Director-General in accordance with Chapter XIV

BASIC WHO FOUNDING DOCUMENTS