Calls to Extend Access to Essential Medicines
UN agencies are calling on the World Trade Organization to accomodate developing countries and extend the period to comply with international standards that regulate intellectual property rights.
Treatment Action Campaign activists have picketed at the Africa Intellectual Property (IP) Forum - demanding change to South Africas Intellectual ...
UN News Service, 27 February 2013
Two United Nations agencies today called for the renewal of an agreement that allows the world's poorest countries to access life-saving drugs at costs they can afford, stressing... read more »
United Nations Development Programme, 26 February 2013
Failure to extend the transition period for least-developed countries to become fully compliant with the TRIPS Agreement could put millions of lives at riskread more »
South Africa: Activists Make Concerns Heard At African IP Forum
Medecins Sans Frontieres, 27 February 2013
Yesterday, TAC activists picketed at the Africa Intellectual Property (IP) Forum and handed over a memorandum to Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, before his keynote... read more »
Medecins Sans Frontieres, 25 February 2013
This week the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sponsors a high-level forum to discuss harnessing intellectual property (IP) to encourage African economic... read more »