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Pathogens access & benefit sharing: TWN comments on WHO report on public health & Nagoya Protocol

Briefing Paper
Proposed WHO pathogen collection raises questions on fairness & equity
by Edward Hammond

Briefing Paper
Access and benefit sharing for pathogens: An overview of the issues facing the 2021 World Health Assembly and WHO Executive Board
by Edward Hammond

Briefing Paper
India-South Africa proposal for a waiver from certain obligations under the TRIPS Agreement
by Biswajit Dhar & K.M. Gopakumar


TRIPS Waiver Proposal: A Compilation of Statements & reports


Recovering better from COVID-19 will need a rethink of multilateralism
by Richard Kozul-Wright


State of play of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (Spanish) (French) (Portuguese) (Chinese)
by Lim Li Lin


NOT ZERO: How ‘net zero’ targets disguise climate inaction Joint technical briefing by climate justice organisations
(OCTOBER 2020)


India’s withdrawal from RCEP: A quantitative assessment

Briefing Paper
Nature-based solutions or nature-based seductions? (Spanish) (Portuguese) (Chinese) (French)
by Doreen Stabinsky
(September 2020)


How ‘Digital Trade’ Rules Would Impede Taxation of the Digitalised Economy in the Global South
by Jane Kelsey, John Bush, Manuel Montes & Joy Ndubai

Briefing Paper
International negotiations by virtual means in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic
by Vicente Paolo Yu
(June 2020)


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THIRD WORLD RESURGENCE:

LATEST ISSUE

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Issue No.345/346 (2020)

COVER: THE GREAT INEQUITY: Intellectual property barriers and rich countries' hoarding deprive poor countries of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments

Articles include:

  • India-South Africa proposal for a waiver from certain obligations under the TRIPS Agreement
  • TRIPS waiver gains more support despite efforts to stall its passage
  • UN experts criticise countries for hoarding COVID-19 vaccines

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THIRD WORLD ECONOMICS:

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Issue No. 713 (16-31 Dec 2020)

WTO General Council talks beset by differences

Articles include:

  • TRIPS waiver galvanizes members at WTO and outside to combat COVID
  • No consensus for proposal on export restrictions
  • Proposal on promoting “development and inclusivity” gathers momentum
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Last updated on 22 January 2021

Supplementary Protection Certificates and Their Impact on Access to Medicines in Europe: Case Studies of Sofosbuvir, Trastuzumab and Imatinib by Yuanqiong Hu, Dimitri Eynikel, Pascale Boulet & Gaelle Krikorian

Plurilateral Initiatives and Their Interaction with WTO Rules by Kinda Mohamadieh

A Clash of Climate Change Paradigms by Martin Khor & Meenakshi Raman

Battles in the WTO: Negotiations and Outcomes of the WTO Ministerial Conferences by Martin Khor

Understanding the Enhanced Transparency Framework and Its Modalities under the UNFCCC's Paris Agreement by Vicente Paolo Yu, Amr Abdel-Aziz, Wang Tian & Gao Xiang

The Equitable Sharing of Atmospheric and Development Space: Some Critical Aspects by Martin Khor

Madrid Climate News Updates (December 2019)

Where There Are No Pharmacists (2nd Edition): A Guide to Managing Medicines for All Health Workers

Bonn Climate News Updates (June 2019)

The WTO and Its Existential Crisis by Chakravarthi Raghavan

The Malaysian Economy: Structures and Dependence by Martin Khor Kok Peng

Factors That Get in the Way of Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Medicines in Humans by Beverley Snell

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