Independent Monitoring for the Pandemic Accord

Spark Street Advisors and UNU-IIGH (2023). Independent Monitoring for the Pandemic Accord. UNU International Institute for Global Health.

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  • Author Spark Street Advisors
    UNU-IIGH
    Title Independent Monitoring for the Pandemic Accord
    Publication Date 2023-10
    Place of Publication Kuala Lumpur
    Publisher UNU International Institute for Global Health
    Pages 26
    Language eng
    Abstract In May 2024, WHO Member States will adopt a new Pandemic Agreement at the 77th World Health Assembly to address pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. The Agreement's effectiveness will rely on state parties' adherence to their obligations. Based on 54 expert consultations and a rigorous review of existing monitoring bodies that identified best practices across several treaties and sectors, the report provides a "draft zero" Terms of Reference (ToR) for an Independent Monitoring Committee for the Pandemic agreement. The purpose of the Committee would be to verify the timeliness, completeness, and accuracy of Member State reporting, using existing sources to triangulate evidence where accuracy is in question. Made up of independent experts, supported by a small independent secretariat within the pandemic agreement Conference of the Parties, and with adequate "no strings attached" financing, the Committee would have access to a broad range of information sources and be able to publish its findings regularly and without interference. The report also explores technical, organizational, operational, political, and financial aspects of independence. It builds on examples from other treaty and global health monitoring mechanisms and details how these aspects of independence could be applied in practice to the Committee.
    UNBIS Thesaurus JOINT TREATY IMPLEMENTATION
    HEALTH
    TREATY REVIEW
    EPIDEMICS
    Keyword Pandemic
    Accountability
    International Health
    Negotiations
    World Health Organization
    Global health
    Pandemics
    Emergencies
    COVID-19
    International Cooperation
    Public Sector
    Disease Outbreaks
    United Nations
    Copyright Holder UNU-IIGH
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9789280881134
    DOI 10.37941/RR/2023/2
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