UNCTAD-ASEAN Symposium on Flexibilities in International Intellectual Property Rules and Local Production of Medicines
15 - 19 December 2008
Conference Room of Arnoma Hotel

Key Issues

Responding to the new mandate received from Member States at the Ministerial Conference in Accra, as well as to the World Health Assembly´s Resolution 61.21 on a Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, UNCTAD and the Department of Intellectual Property of the Government of Thailand are organizing this capacity-building workshop.

The workshop examines TRIPS Agreement obligations and flexibilities available to developing countries, and the Least Developed Countries in particular, that can support the local production of generic pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, will deliver a key note address to the workshop participants.

Participants, who will be awarded a course certificate, consist of government officials, pharmaceutical producers, civil society and academia representatives from ASEAN and Bangladesh.


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