Brackets on March 23, 2024 INB text on Chapter 11

To get an idea of the challenges of getting agreement on the WHO pandemic accord text, consider the state of just one article on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Article 11 has 6 paragraphs on technology transfer. According to an analysis by Arianna Schouten, by the end of the day on Saturday, 50 countries or groups have at least one bracket in the Article. The European Union has 49, the United States has 43. There are a total of 579 country positions recorded. Arianna looked at the brackets and judged 112 to be obviously pro-pharma and 183 to be obviously pro-access.

The text of Chapter 11, published today by Politico (not the WHO), is here:


Arianna’s counts of the brackets is here.