World facing last chance to keep pandemic accord alive

April 04, 2024

The planned final round of negotiations therefore missed the target of finishing the accord by Easter, so it would be ready for adoption by the World Health Organization's 194 member states at their annual assembly starting on May 27. Roland Driece, who is co-chairing the negotiations, wants nations to use the time between now and then to find compromises. "We want them to speak with each other, and not at each other," the Dutch health diplomat told AFP. "A treaty with mere political rhetoric cannot be an outcome of this process," Indonesia said on behalf of the group. K. M. Gopakumar, senior researcher with the Third World Network NGO, told AFP that the talks' process started with equity promised at the heart of everything but that "politics overtook the noble ambitions".

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