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Pandemic Treaty? Framework Convention? Accord? What's in a name?

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Negotiations continue regarding the type of instrument that should be adopted for the Pandemic Agreement. Member States have a target date of May 2024 for consideration by the World Health Assembly.

As of December, Member States are still considering Article 19 of the World Health Organization Constitution as the comprehensive provision under which the instrument for the pandemic agreement should be adopted. However, within this provision, some choices are still to be made.

Check out our briefing note for an explanation of the different options being discussed. 

Legal provisions for the Pandemic Instrument Brief 19Dec23
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