G20 leaders declare global digital health network
21 November 2022
Following the conclusion of the G20 summit held in Bali last week, a joint declaration was issued which, among other things, promotes a global standard on proof of vaccination for international travel and calls for the establishment of ‘global digital health networks’ that build on existing digital Covid vaccine passport technology. This is in order to ‘[coordinate] policies in response, including in relation to future pandemics’.
The relevant section of the joint declaration is paragraph 23, which provides, inter alia:
‘We support the WHO mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer hub as well as all as the spokes in all regions of the world with the objective of sharing technology and technical know-how on voluntary and mutually agreed terms. We welcome joint research and joint production of vaccines, including enhanced cooperation among developing countries. We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognising digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations. We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalise and build on the success of the existing standards and digital Covid certificates.’
The IHR (2005) (International Health Regulations (2005)) is an instrument developed under the auspices of the World Health Organisation (WHO) that lays down a global framework for responding to the international spread of disease.
The WHO-backed standard, which entered into force in 2007, required countries to strengthen surveillance capacities at border crossings and introduced a series of health documents, including international certificates of vaccination.
One may cynically ask whether by supporting ‘the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics’, those present at G20 may have some insight into when the occurrence of these ‘future pandemics’ may be.
Let’s not forget that – as first revealed in these pages, despite then Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s protestations (his interpretation of the Eighth Commandment has always been George Constanza-like) – in May this year, the WHO and the World Health Assembly (WHA) conducted a meeting where they took initial steps to take control of each country’s health system under the benevolent guise of a global pandemic treaty.
The WHO plans to implement the treaty in 2024 and the Australian government has to date not disclosed to Australians who is representing Australia at the WHO. The government has also not published details of Australia’s proposed position with respect to the treaty and any and all proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations. Read here for more information.
Getting back to the joint declaration, it reads as if it were written by Klaus Schwab himself, who, despite being unelected, was present at the G20 summit and addressed the heads of government present, instructing them to ‘confront a transition process’. As reported in the Epoch Times, the World Economic Forum (WEF) stated in a February 2022 report (pdf) that vaccine passports serve as a form of digital identity.
In an earlier report (pdf), the WEF declared that ‘digital identity determines what products, services, and information we can access – or, conversely, what is closed off to us’.
Other worrying paragraphs (and there are many) include paragraphs 13 and 14 to implement ‘sustainable development goals’ in line with Cop26 commitments, paragraphs 24 to 26 which call for a digital transformation of economies, in particular to ‘[build] a resilient and sustainable food system and agriculture, creating sustainable and decent jobs and human capacity development’, and to enhance digital technologies to ‘counter disinformation campaigns’, as well as paragraph 27, which calls for access to and interoperability of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) for cross-border payments.
The terrifying vision of a digital ID gulag may well be closer than we realise.
Dr Rocco Loiacono is a legal academic, writer and translator