Open Letter to the WHO INB regarding the Pandemic Treaty: Urging Safeguards and Transparency


As the WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) gathers in Geneva from 5 to 7 December 2022 to assess the so called “Conceptual Zero Draft” (CZD) of a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (“pandemic treaty”), the undersigned representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) share with the INB and all the Member States involved in the INB process a number of critical observations that relate to the process and the substance of this proto-draft of the treaty text.

Read the full letter below, and fill out this form to add your organization’s name to the letter.

Signatory Organizations [in alphabetical order]:

ACT Health Promotion
Action on Smoking and Health USA – ASH USA
Association For Promotion Sustainable Development
Associazione Salute Internazionale
Africa Center for Health Law and Development
Africa Diabetes and Hypertension Association
African Tobacco Control Alliance – ATCA [Membership of 120 organizations]
Alianza ENT – Peru
Baby Milk Action – IBFAN UK
Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India
Centre for Health Science and Law
CHEN – Patient Fertility Association
CIET Uruguay + Salud – Centro de Investigación para la epidemia del tabaquismo
Coalición Americas Saludable – CLAS [Membership of more than 200 organizations]
Coalición México Salud-Hable
Coalizione Italiana per le Libertà e Diritti civili – CILD
Comisión Nacional Permanente de Lucha Antitabáquica – COLAT
Confidence Health NGO
Consumer Information Network – CIN
Corporate Accountability
Costa Rica Saludable
Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society
Educar Consumidores
FIAN International
Fic Bolivia and Alianza por la Salud
Focus on the Global South
Fundación Anáas
Fundación Dominicana de Obesidad y Prevención Cardiovascular
Gaza Urban & Peri-urban Agriculture Platform – GUPAP
GEA Cooperativa Sociale
Global Policy Forum Europe
Health Action International Asia Pacific
IBFAN [Membership of more than 140 organizations]
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum – KESSFF
Madhira Institute
Mediterranean Network for Medical Humanities
Mouvement allaitement du Québec
Near North Palliative Care Network
Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research – PODER
Public Services International
RENATA – Red Nacional Antitabaco Costa Rica
Salud Justa MX
Schola Campesina Aps
Society for International Development – SID
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance – SEATCA
The Reformed Drug and Substance Abuse Initiative
Vision for Alternative Development – VALDA
Viva Salud
Wote Youth Development Projects CBO
Young Power in Social Action – YPSA

Other Individual Signatories:
Janis Lazdins, Advisor [Independent]
Maurizio Marceca, Assistant Professor [Sapienza University of Rome]
Thomas Schwarz [MMI Network]

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