History of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework

In 2007, the 60th World Health Assembly passed a resolution calling on the Director-General to convene an intergovernmental meeting to develop mechanisms aimed at ensuring the continued sharing of influenza viruses, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from such sharing. Over the course of the next four and half years, Member States met extensively, both formally and informally, to negotiate what became the PIP Framework.