Apr. 7, 2022

WHO public hearings regarding a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response

WHO public hearings regarding a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response: “The World Together”

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Following the 1 April announcement, we are pleased to inform you that the first round of public hearings regarding a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response will occur on 12 and 13 April 2022. 

These public hearings will be comprised of a spoken component (through videoconferencing software) and a written component (through a dedicated web portal).

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this historic development, and may do so by consulting the dedicated WHO webpage for the public hearings, which provides the web portal for submitting written comments and the means to register interest in participating in the spoken component of the hearings.

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Informed opinion and active co-operation on the part of the public are of the utmost importance in the improvement of the health of the people.”

(WHO Constitution, Preambular Paragraph 8)