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U.S. Withdrawal from the World Health Organization: Process and Implications [October 21, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The World Health Organization (WHO) is a U.N.-specialized agency that directs and coordinates health efforts within the United Nations (U.N.) system. In April 2020, President Trump announced that the United States would halt funding to WHO, and in May 2020 he declared that the United States would 'terminate' its relationship with the organization. The Administration maintained that WHO mismanaged its response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and expressed strong concern regarding WHO's 'alarming lack of independence' from China. In July 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified the U.N. Secretary-General of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization, which under the terms of a joint resolution adopted by Congress in 1948 (P.L. 80-643; 62 Stat. 441), would take effect on July 6, 2021."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46575
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2020-10-21
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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