Pandemic

140+ Call for Access to the Pandemic Agreement Negotiations

INB CSO Letter

Ahead of the July meeting to define the modalities for the final, crucial stage of the pandemic agreement negotiations, more than 140 undersigned civil society organisations and supporters from 40 countries are writing this open call to all Member States and to the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) to demand the official involvement of CSOs in all remaining negotiations in the INB process for a new pandemic agreement from here on in.

Throughout the pandemic agreement negotiations, many civil society organisations have been working to support the INB process, sharing their expertise and knowledge on the margins of the negotiations. When CSOs have been invited to organise events or offer their expertise to negotiators, such as in February 2024 and during numerous bilateral meetings, these interactions have been warmly welcomed as providing materials that have proven extremely useful to help increase understanding of some of the most complex issues being negotiated.

Despite this, civil society groups have had to rely on brief, piecemeal interactions with negotiators with no structural participation bar some Bureau briefings and ad-hoc meetings by the Co-Chairs of the first INB process. Whilst welcome, these are not an adequate substitute to being part of the official process.

Civil society has repeatedly called for greater participation. The failure to facilitate this meaningful participation of civil society organisations identified as relevant stakeholders in the ongoing negotiation process risks rolling back on best practice in global negotiations. Member States must take the INB extension as an opportunity to facilitate an inclusive process to deliver a pandemic agreement grounded in equity and human rights. 

We call on Member States to use the opportunity of the renewed INB mandate to: 

  • Bring civil society, communities and academia to the table so they (in official relations and those identified as relevant INB stakeholders) can participate in all INB meetings going forward. 
  • Provide all documentation to relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Provide the necessary support and assistance to enable civil society to fully participate.

Join us and sign on today!

Sincerely,

Full list of signatories:

Abassou Maman, Haute Technologie Industrielle
Action for Animal Health
Action for Global Health Network
Addis TESFA HIV Positive Adolescent Association
Africa Center for Health Systems and Gender Justice
Africa Japan Forum
Afya Na Haki
AHF Global Public Institute
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Amis des Étrangers au Togo
Amref Health Africa
Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations
Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV
Asociacion Civil para la Promocion de los Derechoes Humanos
Association des Jeunes Entrepreneurs de Côte d’Ivoire
Association des Volontaires pour l’Environnement Sain
Association For Promotion Sustainable Development
Association Health Mission
Association Jeunesse et Enfance de Cote d’Ivoire
Association Of Positive Youths In Nigeria
AVAC
Blood Patients Protection Council
Burundi Secours
Calvin Oloo, Kenyatta University
CARE USA
Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives
Centre for Women Justice Uganda
Children and Young People Living for Peace
Children Education Society
Civic Commission for Africa
Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition Uganda (CISANU)
Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development
Coalition for People’s Right to Health
Commission Nationale des Droits de l’homme
Community and Family Aid Foundation – Ghana
Community Initiative Action Group Kenya
Community Working Group on Health
Conservation International
Cordaid
Consortium for the Advancement of Right for Key Affected Populations
Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung
Disability Peoples Forum Uganda
Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust
Dream Weaver Organization
Dumaic Global Health
East Africa Law Society
El Observatorio de Justicia Sanitaria y Climática
EmpowerCare Youths Network Solution
Entrepreneurship Initiative for African Youth
Every Breath Counts Coalition
Fast-Track Cities Institute
Foundation for Environmental Watch
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Frontline AIDS
Generative Global Health Network
Global Call to Action Against Poverty – Asia
Global Citizen
Global Consortium of Nursing & Midwifery Studies
Global Fund Advocates Network
Global Health Advocates
Global Health Council
Global Health Impact
Global Health Technologies Coalition
Global Healthcare Innovation Alliance Accelerator
Global Sentinels Movement
Good Health Community Programs
Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation
Health Development Network
Health Diplomacy Alliance
Health for Children Organization
Health NGOs Network
Heart that Cares Better for Health Organization
Hepatitis Aid Organization
Human Rights Research Documentation Centre
Hyssop Entertainment
IAVI
International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
International Medical Corps
International Resource Group for Global Health Justice
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
Intrahealth International
Janaudyog – Bangladesh
Joep Lange Institute
Kgorogo Social Investments
LDC Watch
LiveWell Initiative
Love to Help
Malaria Youth Corps
Marked By Covid
Marrietta AIDS Relief Foundation
Network of Young Key Populations
Nigeria Health Watch
Nina Schwalbe, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University
North Star Alliance
ONG Plus de Sida dans les Familles
Organisation Congo Prévention Secours
Organization of Christian Writers
Pandemic Action Network
Pandemic Preparedness and Disaster Response Network in Uganda
PATH
Phoenix Zones Initiative
PINK Center
Preventing Pandemics at the Source Secretariat
Project HOPE
Public Citizen
Resilience Action Network Africa
Results UK
Rural Reconstruction Nepal
Save the Children
Sharing Strategies
Siliguri Bodhi Bharati Vocational Institute
Social Good Summit
South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication
Spark Street Advisors
STOPAIDS
Stowarzyszenie Higieny Lecznictwa
Support on AIDS and Life Thru Telephone Lifeline
Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association
TB Alert
Teenaid International
The Christian Spiritual Youth Ministry of Tanzania
The Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations
The ONE Campaign
The People’s Vaccine Alliance Asia
The Society for Children Orphaned By AIDS
Treatment Action Group
Ubuntu Global Health Institute
Uganda Child and Aid Development Foundation
Uganda Peace Foundation
Union des Amis Socioculturels d’Action en Développement
Union of Community Development Volunteers
University of Miami
Village Development Organization
WACI Health
WaterAid
Wildlife Conservation Society
Women in Global Health
Women in Global Health Niger
Women Working with Women (3W)
World Food Programme
Wote Youth Development
Youth Advocacy and Development Network Uganda
Youth and Women for Change in Eswatini
Youth Network on HIV and AIDS in Nigeria
Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV
ZOOLOOh International 

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