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The WHO and the Pandemic Preparedness Treaty

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A NZDSOS Commentary and Statement on the WHO’s Plans for a Global Pandemic Treaty

While many are celebrating (and rightly so) in response to the easing of mandates and the relinquishing of the vaccine pass, we remain cautiously vigilant. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to take the time to celebrate the small concessions and enjoy the partial restoration of some liberties. But after taking pause for few moments respite, it’s eyes to the horizon, with a view to what may come next.

While our illustrious prime minister has been singing songs of freedom from the podium of truth at the local level, there have been moves towards a greater centralisation and consolidation of authority, proceeding quietly on the global level. For those who have been paying attention, the twin levers of pandemic management and climate change have been at the core of calls for the ceding of national sovereignty to allow for a more centrally controlled and globally coordinated response to the management of these so called “existential” threats. The latest development to emerge in the series of power-grabs, has come in the form of a call from the WHO for member states to implement a new pandemic preparedness treaty.  

   The progressive centralisation of authority to supra-national entities like the World Health Organization (WHO) operating through international treaties and agreements has been a consistent slow-marching phenomenon. The global population are blissfully unaware of documents such as International Health Response (2005) which have already begun the process undermining sovereign independence in the management of health emergencies within their nation states by bringing signatories under the centralised authority of the WHO.

The WHO- A Co-opted Organisation?

While it may seem entirely reasonable to wish to coordinate global efforts in pandemic management, it is important to understand the character of the organisation which has been busily establishing its authority and consolidating its power. At its inception in 1948 the WHO was an independent organisation funded by its 61 member states. Unfortunately, the integrity of the WHO has been undermined over time, as industrial donors asserted their influence through of the corporate funding mechanism. The WHO has two primary funding sources and a third that would be considered minor.

  1. Assessed contributions: These are fixed payments from member states that are scaled to the income and population of the state. These currently account for only 17% of the funding pool.
  2. Voluntary contributions: These are payments which may be made by members states, private organizations and individuals and now account for 80% of the funding pool. Voluntary funding contributions come with strings attached as they are often earmarked by their donors for “specified” purposes.
  3. The third and less significant stream of funding is simply labelled other and accounts for only 3% of the funding pool.

At beginning of the Covid-19 vaccine roll out our living rooms were animated with the surreal and tone-deaf theatrics of an arm waving purple sweatered Bill Gates. I sure most of us were unaware that of the sway that he holds over the WHO by virtue of his donations to the organisation. His biennial donation of $4.84 billion dollars through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation exceeds that of any member state. In addition to this it is known that Bill Gates makes further donations through parallel organisations such as the SAGE (Strategic advisory group of experts), UNICEF, Rotary international and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI). It should be no surprise that GAVI is funded by the Gates foundation in partnership with the world bank and various vaccine manufacturers. This unprecedented platform for influence has not gone unnoticed and in a 2017 Politico was prompted to say of Bill Gates:

“He is treated liked a head of state, not only at the WHO, but also at the G20,”

In the same article, the author went on to state:

“His sway has NGOs and academics worried. Some health advocates fear that because the Gates Foundation’s money comes from investments in big business, it could serve as a Trojan horse for corporate interests to undermine WHO’s role in setting standards and shaping health policies.”

The WHO- A Corrupt Organisation?

In addition to the obvious concerns about how the WHO is funded and controlled, there have been numerous direct allegations of corruption. The WHO has been directly involved in the implementation of policies and measures which have served to protect the interests of industry while concealing and precipitating injury to human health. Some recent examples of the failures of the World Health Organisation include:

  1. The WHO was instrumental in downplaying and suppressing the catastrophic health consequences that followed the Chernobyl disaster.
  2. In 2009 the WHO were embroiled in controversy when they assigned the H1N1 “Swine Flu” outbreak, pandemic status. This coincided with the roll-out of new vaccine manufacturing processes by big pharma. Their global marketing plans would only be viable in the event of a pandemic.
  3. The WHO’s collaboration with Purdue expanded opioid use and global addiction.
  4. The failure of the WHO to take action in the Ebola outbreak of 2013 led to the unnecessary death and suffering of thousands of people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone.   

Despite the high esteem which has been afforded to the WHO by its industry and media acolytes, it has become just another corrupt privately funded organisation which is quietly accumulating the power to undermine democracy and the sovereignty of the nation state. This is even more concerning when time is taken to understand the latitude that the WHO grants itself within its own constitution. During the recent COVID 19 pandemic the WHO presided over delayed responses which perpetuated the spread of SARS-Cov-2 before it had been fully characterised. It then proceeded to encourage the widespread use of lockdowns, the suppression of effective preventative and early treatments and the promotion of a range of experimental vaccines that have been proven to be neither safe nor effective. The WHO has once again supported actions which have caused harm and violated our fundamental human rights.  

    To add further insult, the WHO’s own bungled response to the Covid-19 pandemic is now being used as the pre-text for further consolidation of its power through the proposed implementation of a new pandemic preparedness treaty.

    The WHO is an unnecessary, compromised and failed organisation which is not fit for purpose. It has proven itself to be at best incompetent and at worst nefarious. Neither situation provides a tenable platform from which to demand an expansion of organisational power. The World Health Assembly (WHA) is scheduled to meet in August this year to review progress on its working draft of the proposed treaty.  It is anticipated that a progress report will be presented at 76th World Health Assembly in 2023. On the current timeline, the final outcome will be submitted for consideration at the 77th World Health Assembly in 2024. We should remain cognisant that timelines may be truncated in the name of expediency.  

     NZDSOS advises its supporters to share this information widely and actively voice opposition to the proposed WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty. It is advised that we all get busy engaging with credible politicians, political parties, government departments and independent media outlets to verbalise our opposition and raise awareness.   

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