OverviewAt the seventy-fifth World Health Assembly in May 2022, the Director General of WHO set out ten proposals to strengthen the global architecture for health emergency preparedness, response, and resilience (HEPR), based on the principles of equity, inclusivity, and coherence, and under the aegis of a new a World Health Organization convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. The proposals build on the more than 300 recommendations from the various independent reviews of the global response to COVID-19, and reports into previous outbreak, and take into account the views of Member States expressed during a consultation process in March and April 2022, as well as ongoing multilateral consultation processes. WHO is continuing to work and consult extensively with Member States and partners to refine the ten proposals, and in some cases initiate their implementation. An updated draft of the ten proposals will be published for further consultation prior to WHO’s next meeting of the Executive Board, which is scheduled to take place in January 2023.
WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)