Wereld Gezondheids Organisatie WHO leert niets van lessen uit het verleden. (Upd + Links)

donderdag, 03 december 2009 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

In juli 2000 publiceerde de WHO Commissie van Experts m.b.t. de tabaksindustrie een rapport van 260 pagina's met bewijzen over de strategie van de tabaksindustrie om het werk van de WHO te ondermijnen. Als antwoord gaf de WHO een document uit van 15 pagina's met in detail de stappen die genomen dienden te worden om te verzekeren dat de WHO nimmer meer ondermijnd zou worden door de industrie.
Onderstaand enkele van de 58 aanbevelingen waarbij Stopumts voor het gemak van de lezer het woord Tobacco vervangen heeft door Telecom:

Bron: EMFacts Consultancy 2 dec.2009

In July 2000 the WHO Committee of Experts on Telecom Industry
Documents released a 260 page report documenting the Telecom
industry’s strategies to undermine the work of the WHO. At the same
time the WHO issued a 15 page response document listing detailed steps
to ensure that the WHO was never undermined again. Just a few of the
58 recommendations were as follows:

#6. WHO should urge other UN organisations to investigate possible
Telecom company influences on their decisions and programs, and to
report their findings publicly.

# 7. WHO should advocate implementation and consistent enforcement of
effective conflict of interest and ethics policies throughout UN

#8. WHO should urge Member States to conduct their own investigations
of possible Telecom company influence on national decisions and
policies, and to publish reports on their findings.”

#11: Appoint an ombudsman or other independent officers, outside the
standard lines of reporting authority, with autonomy and clear
authority for enforcing ethical rules.

#12. Disseminate conflict of interest rules more broadly.

# 14. Introduce a formal process for vetting prospective employees,
consultants, advisers, and committee members, to identify conflicts of

# 19. Prohibit employees, consultants, advisers, and committee members
from holding any substantial financial affiliation with the Telecom
industry, including any employee or consulting relationship. . . “

#20. Disqualify any professional services from performing work on
behalf of WHO if the firm also provides a Telecom company with
services likely to be adverse to the interest of public health. . .

#21. Prohibit employees, consultants, advisers and committee members
from accepting any item of value from a Telecom company or its
affiliates. . . “

# 35. WHO and IARC should take steps to educate their scientific
investigators and collaborators about Telecom company efforts to
undermine research and the need for special vigilance in protecting
the integrity of Telecom -related research.”


Although the above sampling of WHO recommendations was in response to
Big Telecom ’s attempts to undermine WHO integrity, the relevance to
other large industrial interests is all to obvious. Just substitute
Telecom '' above with Tobacco', 'power' or 'pharmaceutical'.

Unfortunately it seems the WHO has forgotten its lessons but who is to
police the WHO?

Voor het origineel zie:
www.emfacts.com/weblog/?p=1204 .


Ook interessant om te lezen: ''Insider Trading'' written by Lynne McTaggart':
community.wddty.com/blogs/lynnemctaggart/default.aspx .

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