O'Neill Institute  |  February 14, 2023

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THE O’NEILL INSTITUTE (A WHO COLLABORATING CENTER) AND FNIH convened a global consultation at UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva on equity models for a pandemic agreement on 16-17 January 2023. Experts from more than 20 disciplines and 30 organizations from across the globe met to develop the content and scope of “equity” in the context of a new international agreement on pandemic preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery. In attendance was the co-chair of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB), which is tasked with crafting the instrument, along with senior observers from the World Health Organization who are assisting the INB in that effort. This report summarises the major themes that emerged for policymakers to contemplate as they consider how to create a fairer and more equitable world that is able to address pandemic threats. This report is not meant as a consensus document, but as a compilation of the ideas and diverse perspectives offered. All sessions proceeded under Chatham House rules. The O’Neill Institute, FNIH, and UNAIDS facilitated the discussions. The O’Neill Institute drafted these findings with input from the FNIH and the expert participants. A portion of the project was funded by a grant from the FNIH’s Pandemic Relief Fund. This summary does not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the participants, their institutions, the O’Neill Institute, FNIH, or UNAIDS. In addition, it should not be construed that participants or their institutions agree with every assertion made herein.

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