This executive training program provides a comprehensive understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of adopting a new pandemic convention to ensure the world is better prepared for future pandemics. Do we need a new pandemic treaty? What would it, or should it, include? What are the benefits of adopting a new pandemic convention as opposed to revising existing arrangements? Are there any drawbacks? The executive training will provide participants with an in-depth, critical appreciation of the proposal for a new pandemic convention to strengthen global health security. Drawing from some of the world’s leading experts in international law, public health, and global health governance, the program will also give negotiators and interested parties an advanced understanding of the World Health Organization’s constitutional authority to adopt legal instruments, consider the scope of issues to be addressed under a new pandemic convention, and critically weigh the benefits and drawbacks of adopting any new instruments versus revising existing arrangements ahead of the Special Session of the World Health Assembly from 29 November to 1 December where proposals for a new pandemic convention are being discussed.
Early Bird Fee Deadline: 1 September 2021, 11:59 PM CET
Hybrid Delivery Mode
This executive training will take place in Florence, Italy, at the European University Institute. In cases of travel restrictions or other difficulties, it will be possible to join the programme online. The same registration fee will apply regardless of the mode of participation.
30/09/2021 - 23:59 Italian time