21 May 2021 – The Pandemic Preparedness Treaty: Unlocking intellectual property, knowledge and know-how for the public good

Ahead of the 74th World Health Assembly, Health Action International, Knowledge Ecology International, and Medicines Law & Policy will be co-hosting a discussion with a high-level panel on what a pandemic response treaty should say about the sharing of rights in inventions and data, and access to know-how and biological resources, including rights in government funded research, to scale up vaccine production to meet the global need.

Date: Friday 21 May 2021
Time: 1400 – 1530 CEST
Where: Zoom
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1vQq3hepS2aZuu1OywEkaw


  • Dr Ellen ‘t Hoen, Director, Medicines Law & Policy


  • RT Hon. Helen Clark
    Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and
    Co-chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness Response (IPPPR)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS
  • H.E. Catalina Devandas, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations
  • Dr. Anban Pillay, Deputy Director General, Health Regulation and Compliance, National Department of Health, South Africa
  • Dr. Philippe Duneton, Executive Director, Unitaid
  • Dr. Martin Friede, Coordinator, Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR) Immunization, Vaccines and Biologics (IVB), World Health Organization


  • Luis Villarroel (Innovarte)
  • James Love (KEI)
  • Jaume Vidal (HAI)
  • Anna Marriott (Oxfam)