GCH puts forward language proposals on LRGs in new WHO pandemics instrument

The Geneva Cities Hub took part in the 4th session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) responsible for drafting and negotiating a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response (WHO CA+) on 28 February 2023. Ahead of the negotiations that will only take place among States, the GCH called upon States to fully include LRGs in relevant measures aimed at better preventing, preparing for and responding to pandemics. It also underlined the fact that cities and urban settings are especially vulnerable to infectious diseases and epidemics, in the same vein as the delegation of Singapore did during its intervention. Detailed proposals by the GCH on the zero draft of the WHO CA+ on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response are available below.

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