IISD-UNIGE Webinar | Trade and Health: What the World Health Assembly outcomes mean for the trade regime
The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA)—the annual meeting of the WHO's decision-making body—adopted a series of important resolutions in May 2020, including on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The debate leading up to the WHA—and in its wake—brought up issues at the nexus of the trade and public health regimes, such as the use of intellectual property rights (IPRs) flexibilities in global trade rules to support the COVID-19 response.
This webinar was held on Tuesday, July 14, at 3 p.m. CEST / 9 a.m. EDT and explored these issues in further detail. The webinar featured Suerie Moon, Co-Director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, as the speaker, as well as Thiru Balasubramaniam, Geneva Representative for Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), as discussant.
The full event video can be viewed below.
IISD at the WTO Public Forum 2022
IISD will be taking part in various sessions at the WTO’s Public Forum, an annual event that brings together the international trade community to discuss new and emerging trends, including how trade and trade policy can enable a sustainable, inclusive recovery.
IGF 18th Annual General Meeting
This year’s event will focus on critical minerals for the energy transition. It will be held in-person on November 7–10, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
To Terminate or Not to Terminate Intra-Regional BITs: Lessons from different economic blocs
This webinar aims to draw lessons from different economic blocs exploring how they deal with existing bilateral investment treaties (BITs) once newer mega-regional or multilateral treaties come into force.
14th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
The 14th Annual Investment Forum will be taking place in 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria, with the theme: Coherence in International Investment Governance