Transparency mandate embedded into the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations: Rationales underpinning the proposed Bureau’s text

On 17 April 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the Proposed Bureau’s text in advance of the 8th meeting of the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) (WGIHR) which meets from 22–26 April 2024. Accompanying… Continue Reading

The Article 13 Express: WHA 77.1 – WHO Pandemic Agreement

On Wednesday, 17 April 2024 at 15:25 CEST, the WHO secretariat circulated an advance, unedited English version of the proposed draft WHO Pandemic Agreement; the WHO secretariat also circulated the accompanying draft resolution, WHA77.1 WHO Pandemic Agreement. For KEI’s analysis… Continue Reading

Colombia’s birthday present to the World Trade Organization: a proposal to review the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement: Article 71.1

On 15 April 2024, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a document, IP/C/W/712, entitled, Review of the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement: Article 71.1; this date marks 30 years after the establishment of the WTO. Colombia’s proposal can be found… Continue Reading

WTO General Council (March 2024): Colombia’s intervention on TRIPS for Development: Post MC13 work on TRIPS-related Issues – Communication from Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt and India

On Friday, 22 March 2024, Ambassador Mauricio Alberto Bustamante Garcia, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) delivered the following statement at the WTO General Council in relation to the submission by Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, and India… Continue Reading