INB 7: Written statement by Knowledge Ecology International

INB 7 Written statement by Knowledge Ecology International November 2023 The current draft of the pandemic accord includes provisions on limitations and exceptions to intellectual property rights that while well intentioned, are problematic. Parties do not need to refer to… Continue Reading

INB 7: Oral statement by Knowledge Ecology International

On Monday afternoon, 6 November 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following oral statement (in person) at the 7th meeting of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB). INB 7 Oral statement by Knowledge Ecology International 6… Continue Reading

Save the date – 30 October 2023 – KEI roundtable on the advanced, unedited INB pandemic treaty text (October 2023 version)

Focused discussions on article 9 (Research and development) and article 11 (Transfer of technology and know-how) Monday,30 October 2023 15h30 UTC to 17h30 UTC 16h30 CET to 18h30 CET 11h30 EDT to 13h30 EDT On Monday, 30 October 2023, KEI… Continue Reading

Chile (on behalf of 62 countries) asks for a more transparent, inclusive process for civil society engagement in WHO negotiations of a pandemic treaty

On Monday, 17 July 2023, Chile, on behalf of a group of 62 WHO member states called for a more transparent, inclusive process for civil society engagement in the WHO negotiations of a pandemic treaty at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body… Continue Reading

WHA 76: KEI statement on The World Together: Establishment of an intergovernmental negotiating body to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response (decision SSA2(5) (2021))

On Friday, 26 May 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on WHO negotiations on a pandemic treaty. KEI makes 3 points on the INB negotiations. First, There needs to be less secrecy of the INB negotiations on… Continue Reading

WHA76: KEI statement on Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies

On Wednesday, 24 May 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered a statement at the 76th World Health Assembly on Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies. WHO member states should make negotiations at the INB on a pandemic… Continue Reading

Media coverage of the WHO pandemic treaty negotiations (on transparency and content) – First quarter, 2023

Media coverage of the WHO pandemic treaty negotiations (on transparency and content) – March/April 2023 2 February 2023, Reuters, Draft WHO pandemic deal pushes for equity to avoid COVID ‘failure’ repeat, By Jennifer Rigby and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber. However, there will… Continue Reading