FCGH Alliance Membership Meeting

Join the FCGH Alliance Membership meeting!

This meeting is a chance for members of the Alliance to connect with each other, share opportunities, and strategize together how we can move forward our vision for a Framework Convention on Global Health.

Share your experience!

In our work to advance the FCGH proposal, it is important to exchange our experiences and challenges, as well as needs, to be more effective in our advocacy. Please respond to the questions below to your share your reflections on your engagement around the FCGH and any support you might need. We will have a chance to discuss responses during the Membership Meeting.


13:00 UTC
Welcome & opening comments

Leigh Kamore Haynes, Chair of the Executive Committee

13:05 UTC
Update on recent FCGH Alliance activity and opportunities

Executive Committee Members

13:15 UTC
Membership engagement

Sustainable Health Equity Movement Statement & Call to Action
Ruth Mabry, Executive Committee
Eric Friedman, Member

13:30 UTC
Open discussion

13:55 UTC
Closing remarks

Gonzalo H√ľnicken, Executive Committee & Latin America Regional Lead

FCGH as an avenue for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response

An international treaty enshrining the right to health should be part of post-covid reforms
The FCGH would respond to systemic factors like these that undermine preparation for and responses to novel and emerging diseases, as well as public health and health equity more broadly. It would put greater pressure on governments to meet their longstanding right to health obligations, accelerating their implementation.

Addressing inequity and advancing the right to health to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response
The FCGH proposal seeks to address root causes of inequity through advancing the right to health. A similar focus on inequity in a pandemic treaty, emphasizing implementation of standards and mechanisms that embody principles of human rights to achieve equity, would serve the purpose of pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, while addressing inequities and paving a way for everyone to enjoy the right to health.

An international pandemic instrument must address the root causes of inequity
Beyond a pandemic treaty, the global response to COVID-19 requires adequate preparation for future pandemics and a response to deep inequity through a global health infrastructure built on principles of equality and human rights. This is why we advocate for an FCGH.

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Website resources

Key Principles of an FCGH
Outlines the overarching goals of an FCGH and the principles undergirding them.

Restoring Dignity and Equity through the Right to Health
In this video, Professor Lawrence Gostin explains how the FCGH work towards achieving the right to health.

FCGH Alliance blog
The blog shares commentary, news, and publications from the FCGH Alliance and our members. Everyone is welcome to contribute! Contact Leigh.

Drafting the treaty
Examples of what the potential treaty may look like

Key documents & publications

Addressing frequently raised issues
This document points to a number of key issues that people may be curious about regarding the FCGH, such as the need for a treaty and the mechanisms that the FCGH could include.

Framework Convention on Global Health: A Legal Foundation for Sustainable Health Equity
This briefing paper explains specific mechanisms this proposed treaty on global health might provide to achieve accountability for the right to health, the power of a legally binding instrument, and its urgent need in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Rights-Based Framework for the SDGs and Beyond: A Framework Convention on Global Health
This briefing paper provides the overall vision of the FCGH, how the FCGH would respond to 4 core failings of national and global governance for health, possible treaty models of treaties and other international frameworks that the FCGH could learn from, and an FCGH call to action, including for a WHO FCGH working group.