Save the Date – 21 February 2024– EU and US state practice in the Covid-19 response: National law and policy improvements and their relevance to WHO Pandemic Treaty negotiations

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) invites delegates attending the 8th meeting of the WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) to a side event on Wednesday, 21 February 2024. This event is hybrid. For registration, please contact thiru [at] keionline.org. Title: EU and… Continue Reading

EB 154: KEI statement on WHO’s work in health emergencies

On 25 January 2024, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered this statement on WHO’s work in health emergencies. There is an ongoing need to make investments in countermeasures to tackle possible pandemics. The current systems of incentives for drug development are… Continue Reading

EB 154: KEI statement on the Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

On Wednesday, 24 January 2024, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on the Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. The innovation for… Continue Reading

WTO: Prospects to adopt proposed decision text on the extension of the 17 June 2022 Ministerial Decision to Covid-19 therapeutics and diagnostics appear grim

On 4 December 2023, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a document (WT/GC/W/913, IP/C/W/694/Rev.1) entitled, “Decision text on extension of the 17 June 2022 Ministerial Decision to COVID-19 therapeutics and diagnostics”. This document is a communication from Bangaldesh, The Plurinational… Continue Reading

WIPO CDIP 31: Opening statement of Brazil

On Monday, 27 November 2023, Brazil delivered the following general statement at WIPO’s Thirty-First Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property. The statement was delivered by Ambassador Guilherme Patriota, one of the architects of WIPO’s Development Agenda. General… Continue Reading

INB 7: Written statement by Knowledge Ecology International

INB 7 Written statement by Knowledge Ecology International November 2023 The current draft of the pandemic accord includes provisions on limitations and exceptions to intellectual property rights that while well intentioned, are problematic. Parties do not need to refer to… Continue Reading

INB 7: Oral statement by Knowledge Ecology International

On Monday afternoon, 6 November 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following oral statement (in person) at the 7th meeting of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB). INB 7 Oral statement by Knowledge Ecology International 6… Continue Reading