The Mayors’ Declaration for Better Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response has been prepared by the Global Parliament of Mayors and the Global Cities Hub (GCH) in consultation with leading global health experts. The Declaration will be shared by the GCH with WHO, Member States as well as with Facilitators (Morocco, Israel) of the UN General Assembly High Level meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response on September 20, 2023, in NYC.
The GCH, accredited stakeholder of the process, will also share the mayoral declaration as input in the intergovernmental negotiations on the Pandemic Treaty and the revision of the International Health regulations to be adopted at the 77th Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHA77) in May 2024, as well as in other relevant processes, ensuring that the voices of city leaders are heard in shaping global pandemic response strategies.
By mobilizing mayors from around the world, this declaration amplifies the voices of local leaders and ensures that their experiences, challenges, and innovative solutions are taken into account in international discussions and agreements. With cities at the forefront of pandemic response, collaboration between local, national, and international stakeholders is essential to build resilient and prepared communities that can effectively address global health crises.
Click the button below to sign the Mayors’ Declaration for Better Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response. The declaration itself can be found by clicking the white square at the bottom of this page.