WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus


WHO pandemic treaty fails, officials planning revival

On Friday, countries failed to come to an agreement on the WHO’s international pandemic treaty by the deadline; however, WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says he hasn’t given up.

TCS Wire

May 28, 2024

WHO pandemic treaty fails, officials planning revival

“Of course, we all wish that we had been able to reach a consensus on the agreement in time for this health assembly and cross the finish line,” said Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus following the failure.

“I remain confident that you still will because where there is a will, there is a way. I know that there remains among you a common will to get this done.”

Ghebreyesus further said that the impetus for the pandemic treaty was COVID-19 and the overall death count, claiming that due to the virus, “the whole world was taken hostage” and that a pandemic treaty is urgently needed.

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