Jan 22, 2024

WHO WATCH: 154th Executive Board Session on the Pandemic Accord and International Health Regulations | Session 1

‘An informal briefing on the processes related to the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response (INB) and the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) (WGIHR), will be held on Monday 22 January 2024 at the side of the 154th session of WHO Executive Board.

‘The purpose of the briefing is to update members of the WHO Executive Board on the work of the INB and WGIHR and to provide an opportunity for questions and answers.’


  • Opening remarks - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General
  • Update on the INB - Ms Precious Matsoso and Dr Roland Driece, INB Co-Chairs
  • Update on the WGIHR - Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Dr Abdullah Assiri, WGIHR Co-Chairs
  • Questions and answers
  • Closing remarks - Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme

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