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IISD-UNIGE Webinar | Trade and Health: What the World Health Assembly outcomes mean for the trade regime

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The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA)the annual meeting of the WHO's decision-making bodyadopted a series of important resolutions in May 2020, including on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The debate leading up to the WHAand in its wakebrought 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 event is part of our new series on trade and sustainability issues, being organized jointly with the Université de Genève's Faculty of Law.

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. Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue from the Université de Genève's Faculty of Law will give introductory remarks and IISD Policy Advisor Liesbeth Casier will moderate.

Register here or at the link below on Zoom. 

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