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.
Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, July 14, at 3 p.m. CEST / 9 a.m. EDT that will explore these issues in further detail. The webinar will be held on Zoom and will feature 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.
Register here or at the link below on Zoom.
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.
IISD at the Geneva Trade Week
IISD is pleased to be supporting the organization of the Sustainability stream of the Geneva Trade Week, being held by the Geneva Trade Platform at the Graduate Institute between September 28 and October 2, 2020.
IISD-UNIGE Webinar | Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the Trade Regime: Exploring options for CITES and preventing future pandemics
Held on September 23, 2020, at 3 PM CEST / 9 AM EDT, this joint IISD-UNIGE webinar was devoted to trade, biodiversity, wildlife, and natural resources, taking a technical view of the different agreements that operate in this space, while linking these issues to the wider context of the COVID-19 crisis and public health.
The Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation: What investment treaty negotiators need to know
This webinar was held on Thursday , August 20, 2020, at 3 p.m. (CEST) and involved a discussion of the multilateral framework on investment facilitation (MFIF) and its linkages to the international investment treaty regime.