Governments and WHO want global treaty for future pandemics
Governments and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are uniting on a push for a new treaty to improve defences against future pandemics after COVID-19 exposed weaknesses in the system, reported Bloomberg (30 March 2021). This would ensure a collective approach across countries and societies that would make the world more resilient in future outbreaks.
In a letter co-signed by world leaders, the EU and the WHO, the group says the coronavirus “exploited our weaknesses and divisions” adding that “we must seize this opportunity and
come together as a global community for peaceful co-operation that extends beyond this crisis”. Signatories to the letter include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron.