Dutch legislators submit 3 motions to improve COVID-19 response mechanisms

The plenary debate on the Dutch Global Approach to COVID-19 took place on June 2, 2022, during which three motions were submitted.

The first motion by the Labour Party and Green Left requested that the government increase its contribution to ACT-A to its “fair share”. Although ACT-A faces a €14 billion (US$14.96 billion) deficit, this motion was discouraged by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher.

The second motion by the Green Left, Christian Democrats (CDA) and Social Liberals (D66) urged the government to structurally invest in pandemic preparedness and strengthening health systems worldwide.

The third motion by the Labour Party, Green Left and D66 requested that the government commit to agreements on knowledge and technology transfer during WHO negotiations. The minister forwarded these two motions to the parliament for judgement.

Press Release - Dutch Parliament (in Dutch)