After three years of campaigning by the World Council for Health (WCH) and their partners around the world, several countries have recently issued rejection letters or indicated reservations in response to the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulation (IHR) amendments that were adopted in May of last year.
The proposed amendments are commonly referred to as ‘the WHO Pandemic Treaty’.
The deadline to serve the WHO with notice is 30 November 2023 (or 1 December NZ Time).
‘Other additional countries have publicly announced an intention to reject the potentially legalised violations of national sovereignty, while still more countries continue to mobilise to protect personal health, freedom and national sovereignty,’ said the World Council for Health in a press statement.
‘While many amendments to the IHR are facing public scrutiny, the most concerning amendment is one that would reduce the number of months countries have to reject IHR amendments from 18 months to 10 months. This change would make the democratic public participation process even more difficult.’
‘To understand how conflicts of interest affect the WHO’s ability to make decisions, please see the documentary, Trust WHO.’
Summary of Country Positions
- Eleven Members of Parliament in Estonia issued a letter rejecting IHR amendments and the proposed pandemic treaty.
- New Zealand’s new coalition government will reserve against proposed amendments to IHR.
- Slovakia’s prime minister announced the government will not support strengthening the WHO.
- A comprehensive bill by a congressman is gaining traction and public support in the Philippines.
- Two South African parliamentarians champion the WHO Withdrawal Bill and mobilise on it.
- A Parliamentarian in the Netherlands filed a letter making a reservation due to lack of due process.
- Eleven European Union parliamentarians are formally challenging procedural failures in IHR amendments.
- Bill HR 79 (to defund and exit WHO) was introduced by United States Congressman Andy Biggs.
- Parliamentarians continue advocating to reject IHR amendments and question the WHO in Japan.
- A letter from the Australian people communicates rejection of the WHO’s proposed amendments to the IHR.
WCH Country Councils Take a Stand
The World Council for Health’s twenty-six decentralized Country Councils continue to mobilise against the IHR amendments and the proposed new pandemic treaty. They are also working to withdraw from the WHO and instead work directly with each other for a healthier, more peaceful and self-sufficient world. As a result, these sovereign countries will no longer be influenced by the unelected and undemocratic WHO, keeping them safe from ineffective, harmful and costly lockdowns, and free from ties to Big Pharma and other profiteers.