18th November 2023: As one person of nearly 59,000 people (thus far) who has signed a parliamentary petition entitled, ‘End the UK’s membership of the World Health Organisation’, I received this official response via email today – note the VERY strong and REPEATED message that the UK will not end the UK’s WHO membership:
Dear Deborah Hepplewhite,
The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “End the UK’s membership of the World Health Organization”.
The UK Government will not end our WHO membership. We are committed to working with the WHO to tackle the world’s health issues. We do not and will never cede sovereign powers through our partnership.
The UK continues to have a strong relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), which, as the United Nation’s specialised agency for health, and the world’s main technical and co-ordinating body in global health, has a vital role to play in supporting public health globally. The Government will not end the UK’s WHO membership.
The WHO is a Member State-led organisation and works on a wide range of technical health areas. These areas are agreed with Member States, including the UK, in advance and are based on our collective health needs and priorities; they are outlined in the WHO’s General Programme of Work (GPW) which are adopted and reviewed regularly by Member States. The current GPW runs from 2019 to 2024; the UK, amongst other Member States, is engaged in the development of the next GPW which will run from 2025 to 2029.
The WHO is the cornerstone of global health cooperation. It is through the WHO that Member States share with each other information on disease outbreaks around the world, share best practice on how to counter health threats and emergencies, and make commitments to each other to undertake activities to promote health and to avoid activities which could be detrimental to health.
The UK has long partnered with the WHO and its Member States to tackle the world’s most pressing health challenges. The UK continues to engage with the WHO, including on improving the global health system so the world better prepares and responds to future health emergencies. The UK is also an active attendee at the WHO governing body meetings including the WHO World Health Assembly and the WHO Executive Board. The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of the WHO; it is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by Member States on the Executive Board. The UK is a rotating member of the WHO Executive Board including most recently until May 2023, and we use these opportunities to hold WHO to account for delivering the General Programme of Work and other commitments.
The Government wants to best protect the UK population including from future pandemics. COVID-19 has demonstrated that no-one is safe until we are all safe, and that effective global cooperation is needed to better protect the UK and other countries around the world from the detrimental health, social and economic impacts of pandemics and other health threats.
The best way to protect the UK from the next pandemic is by ensuring all Member States can contain and respond to disease outbreaks through compliance with International Health Regulations (IHR). Therefore, the Government is supporting the processes of negotiating an Accord on pandemic preparedness and response, and agreeing targeted amendments of the IHR as a means of strengthening preparedness for and in response to future health emergencies.
The Pandemic Accord is intended to prevent and tackle pandemic threats, whereas the IHR is a technical framework, the purpose and scope of which is to prevent, protect against, control, and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease. Both processes aim to strengthen global health coordination, cooperation and mutual accountability to address the weaknesses seen in global health security during the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent health emergencies.
Both negotiations processes are led by Member States. No content of the Pandemic Accord or amendments to the IHR have been agreed yet. The two processes are separate but are intended to complement each other in supporting improvements to global pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. Member States have agreed to finalise the Accord and IHR amendments to be submitted to the WHA in May 2024. The UK is an active participant in both processes and we will continue to work with our international partners to achieve a good outcome for the UK.
The Pandemic Accord and amendments to the IHR must be adopted by Member States at the WHA for them to then come into force as a matter of international law for all Member States. The proposed amendments to the IHR, current and previous drafts of the Pandemic Accord, and relevant papers including reports from both processes are available publicly on the WHO website.
Throughout both negotiations, the UK has been and will continue to be clear that we would not agree any amendments to the IHR or sign up to an Accord that would cede sovereignty to the WHO in relation to making domestic decisions on national measures concerning public health, such as, domestic immunisation programme rollouts and other similar measures.
Any new or amended domestic legislation necessary to reflect new international obligations under the IHR or the Accord would be made through the applicable parliamentary process. In all circumstances, the sovereignty of the UK Parliament would remain unchanged.
Department of Health and Social Care
Click this link to view the response online:
The Petitions Committee will take a look at this petition and its response. They can press the government for action and gather evidence. If this petition reaches 100,000 signatures, the Committee will consider it for a debate.
The Committee is made up of 11 MPs, from political parties in government and in opposition. It is entirely independent of the Government. Find out more about the Committee: https://petition.parliament.uk/help#petitions-committee
The Petitions team
UK Government and Parliament
The link below is to a previous post featuring a call from medical and research specialists who have stated we should leave the World Health Organisation. The post includes information of why it’s ‘the right thing to do’ to leave the World Health Organisation:
Look at this very serious warning from Kat A: ‘Bill Gates is spearheading the largest globalist power grab the world has ever seen through the proposed WHO Treaty/Amendments. Ex congresswoman/attorney Michele Bachmann reveals the documents envision a ‘council of the parties’ giving a small group of elites the power to change the rules going forward without needing ratification from the 193 member nations. Fortunately awareness is growing and we have till May next year to stop it happening.’
Watch the very short video of Michele Bachmann:
Further: Dr Kat Lindley writes: ‘Words they use are used with a specific intent for a specific purpose. Once you understand the language (propaganda), it makes it easier to understand the agenda. We must #ExitTheWHO
“Any efforts to improve human health are doomed unless they address the critical interface between humans and animals and the existential threat of climate change that is making our earth less habitable. History tells us that this will not be the last pandemic and epidemics are facts of life, but with investments in public health supported by an all of government, all of society one health approach, we can ensure that our children and their children inherit a safer, more resilient and more sustainable world.” [WHO statement]
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Under the guise of One Health, the WHO would have control over every aspect of existence on earth. They would not need to prioritize human health, but rather they could choose to “balance” human health with animal and plant health, as well as environmental health in the name of climate change.’
Dr Teck Khong of the ADF Party states on X (and he’s right): ‘A seminal and powerful speech by @ABridgen enunciating The Sovereignty & Referendums Bill 24th October 2023.’
This ten minute speech is VERY important and UK citizens should find the time to listen to Andrew Bridgen:
Announcement by the amazing Christine Anderson via X:
‘Dear fellow citizens, There is really good news…
Our fight against the planned #WHO treaties has now overcome another obstacle.
Last June, 7 courageous citizens from 7 countries, supported by 5 MEPs, launched the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) called “Trust & Freedom”. Through this initiative, #EU citizens can force the European Commission to publicly reconsider the planned WHO treaties. In addition, a hearing will be held in the EU Parliament, in which the Commission must also participate. However, the citizens’ initiative must first be recognized by the @EU_Commission.
After months of scrutiny, it is now clear:
The initiative has now been officially declared admissible
– File number: ECI(2023)000009 – We will therefore start collecting signatures shortly. I will inform you as soon as everything is ready. More background info: https://t.me/christineanderson/863… The video about the founding of “Trust & Freedom”: https://t.me/christineanderson/861…
Kind regards, Yours, Christine Anderson, MEP
Nov 2023: SLOVAKIA – PM confirms the government will NOT ratify the WHOs Pandemic Treaty. “It would transfer health powers from the national ministries of health of the signatory countries to the World Health Organisation. The WHO would then acquire draconian decision-making powers”
28th November 2023 – Video message from Dr Tess Lawrie:
“I thank everyone who signed and supported our petition for the UK Parliament to debate the WHO IHR amendments. We made it! They will debate them and I will be there on that day. I would like to also take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the World Council for Health in 2023. This past year has seen our coalition of more than 225 grassroots organisations go from strength to strength! With your financial contributions, we have demonstrated leadership in medicine, holistic health and science, international health policy, and human rights law. The World Council for Health has become a leading voice on health and sovereignty issues that impact everyone. At WCH, we envision a healthy, free, and sovereign world where we all have what we need to generate, sustain, and protect our own health and that of our loved ones, our communities, and our environments. However, a minority of special interest groups have a rather different vision, they envision a New World Order where we have nothing, and they have everything. A world of monopoly power where we, the many, are made fearful and exploited by the few. This is the most pressing issue of our time and it has grave implications for the future of our children if we choose to do nothing. This is why we at the World Council for Health, in collaboration with the grassroots groups of men and women in every country, are actively countering this dystopian agenda and creating a Better Way for all. We do this by establishing autonomous councils, empowering communities, and educating men, women, and children so they know their rights and confidently take responsibility for their own health. With the intended expansion of WHO control over public health responses at the next World Health Assembly meeting in May 2024, our work is more critical than ever. We are not funded by Big Pharma or billionaires—we are supported by ordinary people like you. So, once again, a heartfelt thank you for your support. We have gone from a seed to a sapling, and with your continued nourishment we will become a very strong tree. Please consider gifting to the World Council for Health this season under the link below, and have a peaceful and joy-filled family time! To support our work please visit: https://worldcouncilforhealth.org/news/update/thank-you/… To learn more about the attempted power grab by the WHO please see: https://worldcouncilforhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Rejecting-Monopoly-Power-over-Global-Public-Health.-WCH-Policy-Brief-on-the-Proposed-IHR-Amendments-and-Pandemic-Treaty.pdf…
30th Nov 2023 – Dr Kat Lindley via X circulates this information:
‘Philippines join the ranks of Estonia, Slovakia, NZ and reject the WHO
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives (“HOR”) of the Republic of the Philippines passed a resolution to reject the World Health Organisation’s (“WHO’s”) amendments to the International Health Regulations (“IHR”) adopted by the World Health Assembly (“WHA”) on 27 May 2022. Additionally, the resolution rejected proposed amendments that are “currently being negotiated in secret” by the WHA and due for adoption by member states in May 2024.
Immediately following the passing of this resolution, Representative S. Dan Fernandez, who submitted the resolution to the HOR and is also the Chairman of the Public Order and Safety Committee, notified WHO in writing that the Philippines House of Representatives rejects the IHR amendments adopted in 2022.’
6th December 2023, update from Andrew Bridgen:
‘The Petitions Committee has scheduled a debate on the International Health Regulations legislation for Monday 18 December at 4:30pm.
It is typical that this important debate has been scheduled for the penultimate day before the Christmas recess.’
UK – Is momentum growing to persuade parliamentarians not to go along with the WHO amendments:
A summary of the WHO amendments and their implications: