Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) wrapped up its fifth meeting of the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) (WGIHR). Previously conceding the importance of input from the public regarding the WHO’s power in future pandemics, the corrupt agency—which functions as the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations (U.N.) system—instead ended its last meeting with an intentional scheme to hide the over 300 proposed amendments from the public instead of issuing them for review in January 2024 as required. And the lawyer who thought up the ruse, WHO Principal Legal Officer Steven Solomon, previously served as an attorney with the U.S. State Department, as noted by Dr. Meryl Nass.
Without a doubt, WHO and national parliaments have been ignoring the voices of people, including World Council for Health (WCH) Steering Committee members Christof Plothe and Emma Sron, who demand that amendments to the IHR be debated by the public. Instead, with little care or concern, the IHR Working Group has revealed they will miss their deadline to submit a package of amendments in time to allow a four-month period for discussion before submission to the next World Health Assembly, which will meet in May 2024. Defining the at least four-month period of review, article 55(2) of the IHR (2005) states:
“The text of any proposed amendment shall be communicated to all States Parties by the Director-General at least four months before the Health Assembly at which it is proposed for consideration.”
Dr. Nass remarked that the WHO’s press release explained the fifth meeting in highly general terms, “so only the already-initiated will understand it.” WGIHR Co-Chairs Dr. Abdullah Assiri of Saudi Arabia and Dr. Ashley Bloomfield of New Zealand noted that it appeared “unlikely that the package of amendments would be ready by January 2024.” They added, “In this regard, the Working Group agreed to continue its work between January and May 2024.” Discounting the power-hungry NGO’s obligation to the public, the Co-Chairs remarked, “The Director-General will submit to the 77th Health Assembly the package of amendments agreed by the working group.” With its responsibility out the window and increased tyrannical COVID-19 authorities intended for the future, the WHO’s Oct. 7 press release concludes:
“The IHR are an instrument of international law that is legally-binding on 196 State Parties, including the 194 WHO Member States. The IHR, in their version adopted in 2005, have been amended twice – in 2014 and 2022 (the most-recent amendments will come into force in May 2024). The newest proposed amendments come in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Bending the rules in his work-around, Solomon first proposed to the Co-Chairs that the WGIHR is a subdivision of the Health Assembly under the Rules of Procedure of the Health Assembly. He explained that in decision WHA75/9, the Health Assembly requested that the working group operate “to establish a program consistent with decision EB150(3), and taking into consideration the report of the IHR Review Committee, to propose a package of targeted amendments for consideration by the 77th World Health Assembly in accordance with Article 55 of the International Health Regulations.”
According to Solomon (who claims in the tweet below that the WHO has no ill intent whatsoever) Article 55 of the IHR (referred to in WHA75/9) establishes two procedural requirements relating to proposed amendments. The first one is that “proposals for amendments shall be submitted to the Health Assembly for its consideration.” The second one is that “the text of any such proposed amendment shall be communicated to all states parties by the Director-General at least four months before the Health Assembly at which it is proposed for consideration.” Indeed, that four-month timeframe has been the foundation of understanding and review of the IHR amendments for many concerned parties.
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It is at this point that Solomon’s debauchery comes into play. He explained to the Co-Chairs that Article 55 of the IHR, “including this four-month requirement,” has never been applied to amendments submitted collectively by a sub-division of the Health Assembly. He then exclaimed, “which is exactly what WGIHR is,” according to the Rules of Procedure of the Health Assembly. Reporting that “this is a first,” Solomon depicted how the Working Group can “continue its consideration and negotiation of the proposed (300-plus) amendments, including possible modifications to the package that would be communicated to the States Parties,” right up until the moment they are presented to the 77th Health Assembly in May 2024, the date of which he stated cannot be changed. As outlined by James Roguski, Solomon remarked:
“Thus, there are no precedents to rely on with respect to the manner in which the four-month requirement set out in Article 55 should be satisfied.
That is to say, Article 55 has been applied to amendments proposed by a state party or by the Director-General but never by a sub-division of the Health Assembly.
Indeed, it has only been applied with respect to, um, it has not been applied with respect to any sub-division.”
This type of deception by a global organization with provable ties to the corrupt deep state is precisely why experts like Dr. Peter McCullough urge nations to leave the WHO immediately. In an encouraging move, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill last week that cuts U.S. funding to the WHO for the 2023-24 fiscal year. As reported by the Defender, the bill, which passed by a 216-212 vote, is seen as a partial victory for critics of the WHO’s proposed pandemic treaty and amendments to the IHR, which hand the sinister agency the power to dictate policies during health emergencies. The bill is now on the Senate’s legislative calendar.
Regardless, the Defender explained that 2022-23 saw the U.S. beating the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the WHO’s top contributor, providing between $200 to $600 million taxpayer dollars annually. As our debt rapidly increases and the health of our nation rapidly deteriorates, a complete exit by the United States from the WHO is in the best overall interest of the American people.