World Leaders Call For Pandemic Treaty

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World Leaders Call For Pandemic Treaty
The idea for a treaty was floated by EU officials last November.
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The World Health Organization is endorsing a proposal for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness. 

The idea for a treaty was floated by EU officials last November, and has the backing of 23 countries, including the U.K., Tunisia and South Africa. 

In a joint statement, leaders said the goal would be to strengthen the world's resilience to future pandemics, and reinforce the idea there is a shared responsibility in protecting the health of humans, animals and the planet.