5MA - June 23rd deadline - Pandemic Treaty
5 Minute Action - June 23rd Deadline - SILNCE=CONSENT. Pandemic Treaty - Open to all citizens of the world. Tell HHR what you think
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is charged with leading U.S. participation in the Working Group on the Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) and will convene a Stakeholder Listening Session.
[There are multiple issues, and multiple opportunities to speak - Please make an effort to attend each one]
1. New proposed Pandemic Treaty being negotiated in secret
2. Proposed 300+ amendments to the IHR being negotiated in secret
3. Amendments that were adopted already in May 2022, but all countries can exit the treaty by Nov 2023.
Office of Global Affairs: Stakeholder Listening Session for the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) To Draft and Negotiate a WHO Convention, Agreement or Other International Instrument on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response
Wednesday, June 28, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.
This meeting is open to the public but requires RSVP to OGA.RSVP@hhs.gov by Friday, June 23, 2023.
Matters to be Discussed: The listening session will discuss potential areas that could be included in a pandemic accord to promote pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. Topics will include those found in the current draft of the Pandemic Accord. More information can be found at: https://apps.who.int/gb/inb/index.html . Participation is welcome from all stakeholder communities.
RSVP: Persons seeking to speak at the listening session must register by Friday, June 23, 2023. Persons seeking to attend the listening session in a listen-only capacity must register by Monday, June 26, 2023.
Registrants must include their full name, email address, and organization, if any, and indicate whether they are registering as a listen-only attendee or as a speaker participant to OGA.RSVP@hhs.gov.