The WHO’s constitution was brought in to force on the 7th of April 1948 with subsequent amendments to its articles being too numerous to list. It is concerning that several articles provide it with considerable administrative latitude.
Article 19 affords the WHO the ability to adopt new conventions or agreements with a voting majority of only two-thirds of its member states. This raises important questions as to the nature of penalties that could be leveled against nation-states that determine that it is in their own best interest not to use their own discernment and follow their own path.
“The Health Assembly shall have authority to adopt conventions or agreements with respect to any matter within the competence of the Organization. A two-thirds vote of the Health Assembly shall be required for the adoption of such conventions or agreements, which shall come into force for each Member when accepted by it in accordance with its constitutional processes.”
There is also considerable concern that the proposed pandemic preparedness treaty could be brought into force by the powers granted through the use of Article 19.
Article 21 similarly provides the World Health Assembly with a broad mandate in the event of a global health emergency. The powers provided include control over definitions and nomenclatures, control over the specific measures that will be employed, control over diagnostic standards and procedures, and control over therapeutics and related goods moving in international commerce (See below).
“The Health Assembly shall have authority to adopt regulations concerning:
- sanitary and quarantine requirements and other procedures designed to prevent the international spread of disease.
- nomenclatures with respect to diseases, causes of death and public health practices.
- standards with respect to diagnostic procedures for international use.
- standards with respect to the safety, purity and potency of biological, pharmaceutical and similar products moving in international commerce.
- advertising and labelling of biological, pharmaceutical and similar products moving in international commerce.”
The redefining of critical terms like pandemic, vaccine, or case were hallmarks of the Covid-19 pandemic. As were the restrictions imposed upon the availability of therapeutics, the heavy investment in flawed diagnostics, and the use of unproven measures such as mask-wearing, lockdowns, and experimental “vaccines”. A cynic might say we already know what it is to operate under Article 21 (and they would be correct).
The Pandemic Preparedness Treaty is concerning in its own right, however, when it is considered that the treaty has the potential to bypass the laws and constitutions of signatory states and place them under the WHO’s own constitution, greater questions and concerns emerge. As a privately funded supra-national entity with its unelected body officials, who carries the authority to provide oversight? What checks and balances have been instituted, to place limits on the powers and privileges that the WHO can grant itself under its own constitution? And if such mechanisms exist how can we be assured that they are truly independent, robust, and impartial. The WHO constitution in its current structure and format is likely to change with the evolution of the bureaucracy as such organisations tend to take measures to secure and validate their own importance and ensure their own survival.
The WHO is a redundant organisation, which is guilty of neglect and malfeasance. Its illusory prestige is a façade promulgated through the theatrics of a complicit media. The WHO has been caught in the act of a cynical power grab, using its own bungled management of the Covid-19 pandemic as the pretext for the expansion and consolidation of its authority through the implementation of a new Pandemic Preparedness Treaty.
Voices For Freedom continues to advise its supporters to share this information widely and actively voice opposition to the WHO and its proposed Pandemic Preparedness Treaty. It is advised that we continue to engage with credible politicians, political parties, and government departments with the ultimate aim of removing New Zealand from all agreements with the WHO.
Voices for Freedom would like to thank NZDSOS for their support in the creation of this educational resource.