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  • Protests as Syria given a Seat on Executive Board of the WHO

    June 02, 2021

    Medical workers in rebel-held northwest Syria are protesting the decision to grant Syria a seat on the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO), after hundreds of medical facilities have been bombed, often in government airstrikes and with half the hospitals and health centers are functioning only partially or not at all.

  • Biden Cabinet Member Calls on WHO to Further Investigate Covid Origins

    May 26, 2021

    In a call to honor the lives lost to Covid-19 at the World Health Organization (WHO) forum, Biden Cabinet member, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told WHO it 'must' launch more 'transparent' investigation into COVID's origin as mounting evidence supports the lab leak theory.

  • Barnes: The WHO Failed its One Main Job

    May 17, 2021

    Terry Barnes writes in The Spectator that the World Health Organization (WHO) has failed its one main job, saving lives and livelihoods from global devastation, citing the review of the initial response to the Wuhan virus by an independent panel, co-chaired by former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark, highlighting that the WHO was too slow in declaring a public health emergency in January 2020 when the coronavirus could have been contained in regional China.

  • 100 Civil Society Groups Call for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

    April 28, 2021

    A group of 100 civil society organisations issued a joint statement calling on the UN and its member states to implement proposals "to strengthen the inclusive and democratic character" of the organization including the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA).

  • WHO Panel Against Requiring Vaccination Proof for Travel

    April 21, 2021

    A World Health Organization (WHO) panel has come out against any requirements that travelers show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter certain countries, citing the limited evidence about the performance of the vaccines and concern over aggravating inequities.

  • NBC Opinion: WHO Reform Could Help Solve the Origins of Covid Mystery

    April 21, 2021

    Craig Singleton, former U.S. diplomat, and Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, challenge American diplomatic policy, which has, up to present, failed to put pressure on the international community and in particular the World Health Organization to determine to origins of Covid 19.

  • The Hill: New Global Structure For Infectious Disease Control

    April 07, 2021

    World leaders are now advancing the idea of a treaty to better prepare for the next pandemic that would include the integration of non-state actors, such as NGOs and civil society as well as a funding shift that includes the private sector.

  • WHO Chief Refuses to Rule out COVID Lab Leak Theory

    March 31, 2021

    Despite the World Health Organizations (WHO) report findings of likely animal-to-human transmission, WHO chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the team didn’t investigate the labs extensively enough to rule out the lab leak theory and vowed to probe the possibility further.

  • HRW: China’s ‘Slanders and Smears’ at UN Human Rights Council

    March 17, 2021

    Human Rights Watch reports that at a recent UN Human Rights Council meeting, The Chinese, when confronted on issues ranging from Hong Kong to Xinjiang, became aggressive, preferring to attack the confronters instead of aiming for collaboration to improve the situation.

  • Blinken: U.S. to Pay WHO $200 million

    February 23, 2021

    As the United States rejoins the World Health Organization, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the U.S. will pay more than $200 million to the WHO by the end of the month.

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