As is not unusual, this most recent WHO treaty has been developed under a process that takes place behind closed doors. Very few people are likely to even know about these proposals for a sweeping change in the way health policy is practised everywhere because of the secretive way the WHO discussions have been proceeding for the last two and a half years. Photo of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization. Photo Credit: WHO/Pierre Albouy.
The role of international organizations affiliated with the United Nations has become more and more intrusive in the last few years, as these organizations have been encouraged to flex their muscles by the globalists in places like the World Economic Forum (WEF), The World Bank and the UN itself.
Currently, the annual WEF talkfest is taking place in Davos, Switzerland, where the rich, influential and famous fly in on their private jets, have limos idling for hours, wine and dine on high-end cuisine and tell the rest of us how we need to reduce our carbon footprint and eat more bugs. Although there will surely be a range of different issues discussed in Davos, one of them is sure to be the pending World Health Organization (WHO) Pandemic Treaty that is scheduled to be voted on at the upcoming World Health Assembly in May 2024.
This Pandemic Treaty process was launched in 2021, as the Covid pandemic was winding down. Clearly seeking an opportunity to expand its own influence, the WHO decided to launch a comprehensive exercise comprising the creation of a new international agreement, the WHO Pandemic Treaty, as well as a revision of the existing World Health Regulations. The overall stated purpose of the Treaty seems commendable, as there are numerous elements that advocate such things as sharing of medical information, making public any progress on the development of vaccines and other potential treatments in a future pandemic and more collaboration among developed and less developed countries.
There are, however, many very worrisome aspects of these proposals. For starters, 194 countries are members of the WHO – in other words, virtually everyone in the world. There are only two countries that are not WHO members – the Vatican and Taiwan. Taiwan wants to be a full WHO member and does have observer status, but has been stymied by China which opposes any country-like status for Taiwan as it claims that Taiwan is not a separate nation but a part of China. In any event, any WHO treaty will affect virtually the entire planet.
As is not unusual, this most recent WHO treaty has been developed under a process that takes place behind closed doors. Very few people are likely to even know about these proposals for a sweeping change in the way health policy is practised everywhere because of the secretive way the WHO discussions have been proceeding for the last two and a half years. The key issues are that, if countries accept this new treaty, it will mean a major loss of national sovereignty over a vital policy issue – health care. Another major concern is that the current draft of the WHO treaty does not protect human rights, and is therefore being strenuously opposed by a number of human rights bodies, such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
From all current indications, the treaty will mean WHO will have leadership in all health matters, overriding the preferences of elected governments. And no citizen elects the people who lead the WHO. In addition, should this treaty be adopted, it appears there will be no means to challenge or oppose WHO decisions on things such as forced vaccinations, lockdowns and other potential pandemic protocols. It may be fine to have UN organizations like the WHO do things like collect data, make recommendations about best health practises and act as a resource to various countries health organizations, but to put this unelected body in a dictatorial role is unconscionable.
The WHO’s behaviour in the Covid pandemic is hardly cause for encouragement. As the WHO is heavily influenced by China, the organization worked to downplay any suggestion that the origin of the Covid virus was a laboratory in Wuhan, China despite there being many indications that was exactly how the virus began. The fact that China was not honest and didn’t share information with the international community as quickly as they should have about the spread of the disease, just as they had delayed information about previous diseases such as SARS and bird flu, also raises concerns about China’s influence over the WHO. Many informed scientists still believe that the Wuhan lab virus origin was the truth and continue to work on proving it. This is taking place despite the over-the-top attempts of the Chinese government to suppress these stories, which in and of itself should raise many suspicions.
Currently, countries such as Canada, the U.S., the E.U. and some other developed countries appear poised to adopt this WHO treaty. As most of us have little knowledge or understanding of what this treaty will mean, few people have opposed it to date. I wouldn’t be surprised if most Canadian Members of Parliament (MPs) were unaware of this as well, and its threat to our sovereignty over health care. But perhaps because the deadline is approaching this May, more people are sounding the alarm and recommending the delay or outright rejection of this treaty. As a minimum, we should all contact our MPs, ask if they are even aware of this proposal, and demand they reject it.
Too many of the UN-affiliated agencies are currently attempting to extend their influence into areas with which they have no business being involved, egged on by leaders who favour globalism such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden. The unhelpful and undemocratic way the UN is trying to insert itself into the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict is a good example of its overreach. The last thing the world needs is unelected bodies going about their business telling us how to live without our permission. This needs to be opposed by every available means. The sooner the better.
She has published numerous articles in journals, magazines & other media on issues such as free trade, finance, entrepreneurship & women business owners. Ms. Swift is a past President of the Empire Club of Canada, a former Director of the CD Howe Institute, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, SOS Children’s Villages, past President of the International Small Business Congress and current Director of the Fraser Institute. She was cited in 2003 & 2012 as one of the most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network & is a recipient of the Queen’s Silver & Gold Jubilee medals.