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Eleven Countries Express Their Opposition to UN Political Pandemic Declaration

Emily Mangiaracina : Sep 20, 2023

"Our delegations oppose any attempt to pretend to formally adopt any of the draft outcome documents in question. In addition, we reserve the right to take appropriate action upon the formal consideration of these four draft outcome documents in the coming weeks." -from the Countries' letter to the UN

[] Eleven countries have declared in a letter to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly president their opposition to a pandemic declaration calling for global vaccine access, digital health documents, and socialized, universal health coverage. (Image: Unsplash-Mathias Reding)

The "Political Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response (PPPR)" has been recently circulated among U.N. member states via a silence procedure in which silence is interpreted as acceptance of the document by a member state. 

The declaration has been slated for adoption on September 20, ostensibly if no objections are voiced by member states. However, Health Policy Watch noted that it is unclear what impact the 11 nations' objections will have on the declarations' outcomes since there is a "possibility" the documents may be passed via a vote count rather than unanimously, as has been the custom.

According to the news outlet, despite the 11 countries' objections, the Political Declaration on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) was adopted at Monday's SDG Summit.

Writing to UN President Dennis Francis on September 17, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe also expressed their objections to the draft political declarations of the SDG Summit, the high-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC), and the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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