This dialogue meeting is part of a series of G2H2 hosted policy dialogues with Geneva Permanent Missions. Find more information here:

See also the announcement of another dialogue session, on Thursday morning, 14 March 2024, on “Pandemic Treaty: Promoting a robust and inclusive governance.”

An in-person roundtable dialogue with Geneva Permanent Missions convened by the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) 

Pandemic Treaty Financing: Secure accountable public funding for a global public health purpose

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 9.30 – 11.30 CET
at the WCC Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

While the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) for the WHO Pandemic Treaty is nearing completion of its draft text, no agreement is in sight on how to govern and finance implementation of the commitments arising from the treaty. In this dialogue we will assess to what extent article 20 on Financing, in the new draft to be shared by the INB Bureau on 8 March, will continue to shy away from State Parties’ contributions tied to level of income, and from crucial reform debates currently  held in other key UN initiatives. 

Instead, the proposed modality combines non-binding efforts for resource mobilization with drawing on the resources from and coordinating activities of existing global health funds, which depend on charity, promote financialization of health and whose governance is external to the State Parties negotiating the treaty. 

This in-person roundtable brought together a group of 20 Member States and civil society representatives to discuss the current proposals for the financing of the Pandemic Agreement. The meeting was convened under the Chatham House Rule to facilitate open reflection and discussion.

  • Contact regarding this session:
    Mariska Meurs, Wemos (email) and Nicoletta Dentico, Society for International Development (email)
  • General enquiries G2H2 and series of dialogue meetings:
    Thomas Schwarz, Secretariat, 
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