CSO PRESS CONFERENCE ON TRIPS WAIVER (in person and online) : Wednesday, 15 June 2022 12:00

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS URGE GOVERNMENTS TO DEMAND A REAL TRIPS WAIVER

MEDIA ADVISORY: WEDNESDAY
JOINT CSO PRESS CONFERENCE ON TRIPS WAIVER (in person and online)

 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS URGE GOVERNMENTS TO DEMAND A REAL TRIPS WAIVER

People’s Vaccine Alliance, Oxfam, Section 27 of South Africa and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)are jointly holding a press conference calling on all Trade Ministers currently negotiating the draft Ministerial Decision on the TRIPS Agreement at the World Trade Organization’s 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva to not accept the current negotiating text,which represents backsliding that could set a negative precedent for access to medicines.The groups will implore governments to adopt a real TRIPS Waiver that will adequately address intellectual property on all essential COVID medical technologies, including therapeutics, tests, vaccines during the ongoing pandemic that has claimed more than 15 million lives. 

Speakers:

  • Winnie Byanyima, UN Undersecretary-General, UNAIDS executive director, and Co-Chair of the People's Vaccine Alliance
  • Anna Marriott, Health Policy Advisor, Oxfam GB
  • Baone Twala, Legal Researcher, Section27, South Africa
  • Felipe de Carvalho, Advocacy Advisor for Brazil, MSF Access Campaign

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 CET

Where: Room 1, WTO NGO Center, Spaces Sécheron, Chemin des Mines 2, 1202 Geneva

The briefing will also be livestreamed at: https://worldtradeorganization.zoom.us/j/86350922723?pwd=aXRsV0lVMFhjOWJ6cUI0M09FOE1VZz09

For more information, please contact:

Shailly Gupta: +41 79 203 13 02

 

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About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign

In 1999, in the wake of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, MSF launched the Access Campaign. Its purpose has been to push for access to, and the development of life-saving and life prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines for patients in MSF programmes and beyond.

Contact

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