Re-Treating Pandemics

Ok Pannenborg, Richard Seifman

The pandemic treaty negotiations may fail – if so, what can we constructively build upon that so far has been achieved and even improve upon


The current final stage negotiations for a new pandemic treaty are moving towards a dead-end situation. Concerns of national sovereignty are dominating today’s pandemic negotiations. In this situation there are two lower-level approaches and a third option:

  1. build on and expand the technical pandemic systems
  2. regionalize pandemic alert and control systems
  3. establish a tri-partite pandemic agency

In conclusion we propose a regionalization of the pandemic treaty structure.