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

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

Pandemic Treaty: Promoting a robust and  inclusive governance

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 9.30 – 11.30 hrs CET
Meeting room of the Humanitarian Hub Geneva

The participation of civil society in negotiating, drafting, deciding, and monitoring health emergency prevention, preparedness and response instruments is a legal, civic and public health imperative. As Member States approach the deadline to negotiate and agree on a Pandemic Treaty/Agreement, the crucial question of governance remains a challenging one and with it, the role that civil society will play. 

This in-person roundtable brought together Member States and civil society representatives to discuss the governance section of the revised draft of the negotiation text that will be published by the INB Bureau, as advance unedited English version, on Friday 8 March. During this session, civil society representatives shared key lessons on ensuring inclusive and fit for purpose governance structures, drawing on the Conference of Parties model in health, human rights and environmental treaties (including the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)) and lessons learned from the International Health Regulations.

The meeting was convened under the Chatham House Rule to facilitate open reflection and discussion.

What you need to know

  • By invitation only (representatives of Geneva Permanent Missions, G2H2 members, invited speakers)
  • Contact regarding this session: Margot Nauleau, Save the Children Geneva office, 
  • General enquiries G2H2 and series of dialogue meetings: Thomas Schwarz Secretariat,