Model Laws

Patents, and technology Transfer WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on Inventions United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual of Intellectual Property (B.I.R.P.I). 1965. (link) WIPO Model Law For Developing Countries on Inventions, Vol 1. Patents WIPO Publication No.… Continue Reading

INB4: KEI general comment on the Zero Draft

On 28 February 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on the zero draft prepared by the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention,… Continue Reading

WHO pandemic treaty: Modalities for the negotiations in February/March 2023 (INB4) and April 2023 (INB5)

UPDATED: On 10 February 2023, the Bureau of the WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) circulated to WHO member states a proposal for consideration by the INB regarding modalities for upcoming INB meetings (INB4/5), including the “Zero Draft” and “First Draft”… Continue Reading

EB152 – Constituency statement for Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Public Services International, Oxfam, and World Council of Churches – Universal Health Coverage

On Wednesday, 1 February 2023, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered this constituency statement on behalf of KEI, Health Action International, Oxfam, Public Services International, and the World Council of Churches on the following topic: “Universal Health Coverage – Reorienting health… Continue Reading

EB152 – Constituency statement for Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Public Services International, Oxfam, and World Council of Churches – Strengthening the global architecture for health emergency preparedness, response and resilience

On Tuesday, 31 January 2023, Arianna Schouten delivered this constituency statement on behalf of Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Oxfam, Public Services International, and the World Council of Churches on the following topic: “12.1 – Strengthening WHO preparedness for… Continue Reading

31 January 2023 – Save the Date – Recommendations for the WHO Pandemic Treaty Negotiations

Recommendations for the WHO Pandemic Treaty Negotiations DATE: Tuesday, 31 January 2023 TIME: 17:30 to 19:00 CET LOCATION: Salle II/III, World Council of Churches, Route de Ferney 150 Refreshments will be served from 17:00 BACKGROUND: The WHO Intergovernmental Negotiating Body… Continue Reading

Member States of the WHO African Region propose ambitious amendments to the International Health Regulations on intellectual property, licensing, transfer of technology, and know-how

While much attention has been focused on negotiations at the World Health Organization (WHO) on a pandemic treaty, there has been less scrutiny on WHO deliberations on proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005). The reasons are two-fold: 1)… Continue Reading

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