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THE INITIATIVE

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.

LEAD RESEARCHERS

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Suerie MOON

Co-Director, Global Health Centre

Professor of Practice, Interdisciplinary Programmes and International Relations/Political Science, Graduate Institute

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Gian Luca BURCI

Adjunct Professor, International Law, Graduate Institute
Academic Advisor, Global Health Centre

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Ilona KICKBUSCH

Founder and Chair of the International Advisory Board, Global Health Centre

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Haik NIKOGOSIAN

Senior Fellow, Global Health Centre
Former Head and Head Emeritus, Convention Secretariat, WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

COLLABORATORS

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Adam STROBEYKO

Research Assistant

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Jubilee Nkechinyere AHAZIE

Research Assistant

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Tammam ALOUDAT

Managing Director, Global Health Centre

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Nora SADA

Communications Officer

COMPLETED PROJECTS

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.

FORMER CONTRIBUTORS

Ana Balcazar Moreno, Anna Becker, Elisa Codato

THIS INITIATIVE IS SUPPORTED BY

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Funders had no role in the design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of this website.