PPJG Original Article Author: Marti Oakley (C) Posted August 22, 2009 at 2:33CST
In 2005, the Inter-Governmental Working Groups (IGWG) of member states, a United Nations group, created what was to become the International Health Regulations, 2005. This initial plan was revised in 2006, 2007 and again this year 2009.
Inter-governmental Issues *Although these articles date from the original 2005 draft, they have remained unchanged through various revisions and remain as originally proposed in 2001.
*Article 21 of the WHO Constitution
The Health Assembly shall have the authority to adopt regulations concerning:
(a) Sanitary and quarantine requirements and other procedures to prevent the international spread of disease;
*Article 22 of the UN Constitution
Regulations adopted pursuant to article 21 shall come into force for all members after due notice has been given after their adoption by the Health Assembly except for such members as may notify the Director General of rejection or reservations within the period stated in the notice. (Few members did notify; without result) READ MORE