GoverningPandemics.org is an initiative of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. This online portal launched in July 2021 provides a concise overview of six issue areas where change is needed at the global level to better prepare for and respond to potential pandemics. For each of these, the site offers key official documents, a selection of additional research and analysis, and regular updates on ongoing policy processes. This resource may be useful for a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, journalists, civil society organizations, the private sector, academic researchers and students, as well as citizens concerned about building a more equitable and effective global system for governing potential pandemics.
Ilona Kickbusch, Haik Nikogosian, Ana Balcazar Moreno, Anna Becker, Elisa Codato, Tammam Aloudat, Nora Sada, Jubilee Nkechinyere Ahazie, Sara Emilie Lafontaine, Seyed-Moeen Hosseinalipour, Alessia Nicastro.
EXPLORING BENEFITS OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC TREATY (2021)
Led by Ilona Kickbusch and Haik Nikogosian, the Governing Pandemics Initiative conducted a project exploring the options for a global pandemic treaty. In the first phase of the project, the GHC organised a series of briefings to explore options for a global pandemic treaty with representatives of governments from permanent missions in Geneva and capitals, which provided a platform and a safe space for discussion. The second phase of this project aimed to inform decision-making at the WHA special session in November 2021. The contributors of the project convened seminars to engage with key stakeholders (including governments, civil society, and the private sector), hosted regional workshops, and promoted knowledge sharing through the development of several opinion and analytical pieces, briefing papers, and a Q&A Guide on questions about the proposed pandemic treaty. Other significant contributors to this project include Adam Strobeyko and Jubilee Ahazie.