INB 3: KEI statement on Article 9 – Fair, equitable and timely access and benefit-sharing

On 6 December 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on Article 9 – Fair, equitable and timely access and benefit-sharing of the conceptual zero draft at the third session of the WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to draft… Continue Reading

INB 3: KEI comments on Chapter III – Achieving equity in, for and through pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery of health system

On 6 December 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on Chapter III (Achieving equity in, for and through pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery of health system) of the conceptual zero draft at the third session of… Continue Reading

WHO pandemic treaty negotiations: Walkthrough of conceptual zero draft for the consideration of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body at its third meeting

On 16 November 2022, the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response (INB) released the conceptual zero draft in all six official languages… Continue Reading

WIPO patent committee charts a course for the examination of voluntary and compulsory licensing practices during the Covid-19 pandemic

On Friday, 30 September 2022, at the Geneva headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the 34th session of Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) adopted a future work plan for WIPO’s patent committee on patents and… Continue Reading

Informal, focused consultations (IFCs) on WHO’s pandemic treaty to address: 1) legal matters, 2) equity, 3) IP and access to pandemic response products, and 4) One Health, AMR, Climate and Zoonosis

As part of ongoing WHO negotiations on a pandemic treaty, the WHO secretariat is set to convene four informal, focused consultations (IFCs) on the following themes: 1) legal matters, 2) operationalizing and achieving equity, 3) intellectual property and access to… Continue Reading

7 July 2022: Human Rights Council adopts resolution on right to health resolution with references delinkage, solidarity, global public good, and the transfer of technology and know-how

On Thursday, 7 July 2022, the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted, by consensus, a resolution on Access to medicines, vaccines and other health products in the context of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of… Continue Reading