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U.S. Participation in International Health Treaties, Commitments, Partnerships, and Other Agreements

This report provides a comprehensive look at U.S. participation in 50 significant international treaties and agreements that directly or indirectly touch on health issues.

The U.S. role in such agreements has attracted renewed policy attention as a result of the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative, which includes a focus on stronger multilateral engagement on global health and development issues. Such international agreements help to establish political and legal commitments, formalize international relationships, and coordinate roles and responsibilities internationally.