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's Trade and Environment Week: A Stakeholder Perspective on Trade, Environment, and Sustainable Development
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is actively involved throughout the World Trade Organization's Trade and Environment Week, scheduled from November 16 to November 20, 2020.
IISD-UNIGE Webinar | Voluntary Sustainability Standards, Public Procurement, and Trade Policy: Trends, challenges, and development implications
This joint IISD-UNIGE webinar explored what the rapidly growing field of voluntary sustainability standards could mean for trade policy and public procurement, especially in developing and least developed countries.
Short answers to big questions on the WTO and the environment
On Friday October 16, 2020, IISD will be participating in an online book launch organized by the World Trade Organization on the environment and the multilateral trading system.
Geneva Trade Week Session: Tackling Fossil Fuel Subsidies for a Greener Future: Is the WTO up to the Task?
Can WTO rules be used or reformed to better address Fossil Fuel Subsidies? Join this Geneva Trade Week session to find out.