by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:
Every year at the end of May, the World Health Organization gathers its members for a meeting it calls the World Health Assembly (WHA). During the yearly ritual, nation states cast their votes publicly on all matters WHO, after a year of workgroups, committee meetings, and behind-the-scenes negotiations. This year they’re meeting from May 21 through May 30, 2023.
Make no mistake: closed-door meetings happen there too, as they did last year before the U.S.-proposed amendments to the IHR amendment timeline were adopted, accelerating the timeline for making future changes.