Map of the Month

Global conceptualisation of and advocacy for an international "Pandemic Treaty"

by Olaf Wientzek, Rosa Ann Seidler

Map of the Month 05/2021

This month, at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May, 59 countries proposed hosting a special WHA session in November 2021 dedicated to the pandemic treaty. Already back in April 2020, Chile first put forward the idea of a pandemic treaty, which was taken up by EU Council President Charles Michel in December 2020. At the end of March 2021, 24 heads of state and government issued a call for support for the idea.
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Dr. Olaf Wientzek

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Rosa Ann Seidler

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