Demand Secret Final Report Of The Review Committee (Due January 15, 2023) Is Promptly Released/Protest The Secret IHR Amendments!
To the Director General of the World Health Organization (Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus), the Working Group for amendments to the International Health Regulations (WGIHR) and to the International Health Regulations Review Committee (IHRRC),
I am writing to protest the secrecy of any proposed IHR amendments at this time.
The IHR amendments should be made public to include time for due process and review of the subject matters in the light of day. I support charges for international wrongdoing against the WHO for violating WHO ethics duties of transparency and participation if the proposed confidential amendments are not disclosed to the public because there is no transparency and no participation by relevant primary vulnerable stakeholders. The deliberation process, in secret, breeds public distrust at a time of the WHO suffering scrutiny and restructuring in the top management.
I DEMAND the WHO publicly post the secret IHR amendments on the table in the current meeting. Furthermore, in the interest of justice, peace, rule of law and to build strong institutions, I demand that the deliberation process is stayed, and opened to include the public participation of all relevant stakeholders in the design of public health policy. The WHO is clear all relevant stakeholders includes the public, civil society groups and other non State stakeholders whom the WHO is supposed to serve in a palpable and meaningful manner.
I demand the full final report of the international health regulations review committee.
It's my understanding that it was met in secret and they were scheduled to submit a final report to Tedros the Director general of the world health organization January 15, 2023, but it's not yet made public
For any documents to be considered at the 76th world health assembly on May 21, 2023 you must submit to the world health organization and forward to 194 countries.
I demand the world health organization, the world health assembly, the cochairs of the review committee, and all of the delegates to make the documents public for the world to see.