On 4 February 2011, WikiLeaks passed on to the UK newspaper, The Telegraph, a cable dated 1 November 2007 from the US Embassy in London entitled "UK AGREES WITH US APPROACH TO UPCOMING WHO INTERGOVERNMENTAL WORKING GROUP ON PUBLIC HEALTH, INNOVATION, AND IP" signed by "LEBARON".
As 2011 unfolds, the following conferences and negotiations are expected to shape the knowledge governance landscape this year at WHO, WIPO and WTO.
World Health Organization
CDIP6: Bolivia's intervention on WIPO's proposed project on 'Open Collaborative Projects and IP-Based Models'Submitted by thiru on 25. November 2010 - 5:51
25 November 2010
The fourth day of WIPO's Committee on Development and Intellectual Property(CDIP6) has witnessed a rich discussion on how to implement Recommendation 36 of the WIPO Development Agenda which states:
Recommendation 36 (Cluster D): To exchange experiences on open collaborative projects such as the Human Genome Project as well as on intellectual property models
This morning the 62nd session World Health Assembly agreed to a resolution on public health, innovation and intellectual property that, among other things, settled outstanding issues regarding the “stakeholders” for various parts of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action. (GS/PoA). With regard to the issue of a possible medical R&D treaty, the outcome of the negotiation was something of a split decision. On the one hand, the WHA agreed that the WHO would not be a stakeholder, in terms of the specific element of the WHO Global Strategy document.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Delegates at the World Health Assembly will have to grapple with how best to deploy their delegations to simultaneously cover pandemic influenza and resolving the outstanding elements of the WHO IGWG Plan of Action.
Today’s WHO Journal lists the following morning schedule for Committee A.
Item 11 (continued) Medium-strategic plan, including Proposed Programme budget 2010-2011
To consider appropriation resolution for financial period 2010-2011
Item 12 (continued) Technical and health matters
WHO releases document detailing stakeholder implementation of Global Strategy: Public health, innovation and IPSubmitted by thiru on 18. May 2009 - 2:47
On Monday, 18 May 2009, WHO released document A62/16 Add.3 entitled “Open paragraphs on stakeholders“.
The link for this document is: http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/A62/A62_16Add3-en.pdf
The cover sheet of this document states:
NGO views: World Health Organization (WHO) voice on issue of medicines in transit to developing countries?Submitted by thiru on 13. March 2009 - 3:51
On 18 February 2009, 16 civil society groups sent a letter to Director-General Dr. Chan on the matter of the Dutch seizures of generic medicines in-transit to developing countries. In the letter, Dr.
On 3 March 2009, the following intervention was delivered by Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO and other economic organizations in Geneva.
Agenda item ‘M’ – OTHER BUSINESS – Public Health dimension of TRIPS Agreement
Statement by Brazil
$2 billion and $147 billion: WHO releases detailed costing estimates for implementing WHO IGWG plan of actionSubmitted by thiru on 22. January 2009 - 8:31
On 21 January 2009, WHO released a document (EB124/16 Add.2) relating to the global strategy and plan of action of the public health, innovation and intellectual strand of its work entitled “Proposed time frames and estimated funding needs“. This document is a costing exercise to “estimate funding needs for the implementation of the plan”.
KEI will later issue a more detailed comment on the Health Impact Fund. One of the key issues that will be addressed is the way that Hollis and Pogge propose turning the prize fund proposals that are based upon open licensing of patents into something that reinforces the monopoly supply chain.
We understand that one motivation for doing this was to attract support from some large pharmaceutical companies, and the European governments that protect them.