The first day of informals at the Development Agenda meeting this week concluded at around 7:10 PM. Cluster A on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building was discussed. Early reports indicate good progress was made (on the 4 paragraphs of agreed text contained in the Cluster A recommendations) but the negotiations on Cluster A have not yet been concluded.
Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) congratulates the [Ambassador Trevor Clark] on your re-election to the chair.
The future of the WIPO Development Agenda enters a crucial phase this week as WIPO Member States meet at the fourth session of the Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA). Continue Reading
On 23 May 2007, the 60th World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization’s highest governing body, adopted resolution WHA60.30 on Public health, innovation and intellectual property. This resolution bolstered the work program of WHO’s Intergovernmental Working Group on Public health, innovation and intellectual property (IGWG/PHI). This is the key operative section of the resolution, and the reactions by several key persons.
The final text of the resolution is here:
Statement by Thiru Balasubramaniam on behalf of KEI, regarding the WHO IGWG resolution:
“The 60th World Health Assembly is taking another important step to change the way the WHO and Member States deal with innovation and access.
The TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Conference: The Future of WIPO
September 13-14, 2004
(Registration Information given below)
Monday, September 13, 2004
- Jim Murray — TACD / BEUC
- US TACD Rep. TBA
Panel 1 — What is the WIPO Mission?
Chair, Benedicte Federspiel, FBR
- Mr. Philippe PETIT , WIPO, invited
- Rogier Wezenbeek, European Union
- Larry Lessig, Stanford