Required: Political Leadership To Pandemic Proof The World 

At our special 2022 UN General Assembly event – co-hosted by members of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response and New Zealand – experts discussed how leaders around the world have managed complex health threats and the importance of elevating pandemic preparedness and response to the highest echelons of global leadership. Speakers included:

  • The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia
  • The Right Honourable Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Chair of Africa Union African Vaccine Delivery Alliance and Co-chair of ACT-Accelerator WHO Special Envoy for the Access to COVID Tools Accelerator Dr. Ayoade Alakija
  • The Right Honourable David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
  • Dr. Raj Panjabi, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security & Biodefense, The White House
  • Eloise Todd, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Pandemic Action Network