U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 75th World Health Assembly at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2022.
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Katheryn (Kadee) Russ (PIIE)

The World Health Organization, no longer threatened by a US withdrawal, still faces pressures from corporate interests—including tobacco—that preceded the Trump administration’s attacks. These pressure groups and commercial actors threaten the US position as a global health policy leader at the WHO and its ability to strengthen public health policies at home.

The Peterson Institute for International Economics building is open on a limited basis. Employees and visitors must be fully vaccinated, with a booster shot, and verify vaccination records before entering the building by registering with CrowdPass, a HIPAA-compliant web application service.

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