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WIPO and UNCTAD hold first cooperation meeting
23 Oct 2012
The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and UNCTAD have launched a process of regular meetings at the senior level to strengthen collaboration between the two agencies on a range of different areas of work.
UNCTAD report calls for improved access to medicines in context of local pharmaceutical production
20 Sep 2012
An UNCTAD report now made available on the website suggests that a coherent framework linking local pharmaceutical production to greater access from the onset within countries is urgently called for to harness the full potential of local production capacities. Improvement in access to medicines in the context of local production should not be incidental but should be an explicit goal, the report says.
Technology and intellectual property licensing: Experts agree countries should have flexibility in regulation
4 Sep 2012
Experts participating in a panel discussion yesterday on how Japan has applied competition policy in the regulation of technology and intellectual property (IP)-related licensing agreements agreed that countries should have the flexibility to use approaches that seem to fit their domestic priorities and their relative levels of development.
Nicaragua volunteers for peer review of its competition law and policy
15 Aug 2012
Dr. Luis Humberto Guzmán, President of the Nicaragua National Institute for the Promotion of Competition (Procompetencia) has requested UNCTAD to undertake a peer review of Nicaragua's competition policy and law number 601 of 2008.
Ukraine volunteers for UNCTAD peer review of its competition law and policy
7 Aug 2012
The Chairman of the Ukraine Antimonopoly Committee, Dr. Vyssel Tshonko, has submitted to UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi a formal request for a peer review of Ukraine's competition law and policy.
Experts back UNCTAD proposal for technical assistance to four countries to bolster competition law and policy
13 Jul 2012
A group of experts on competition policy has discussed the peer reviews of the competition laws and policies in three African countries and Mongolia, and has recommended that UNCTAD carry out a proposed technical assistance programme to follow up on progress already made in the field.
UNCTAD and Bulgarian Competition Authority sign MoU
11 Jul 2012
UNCTAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bulgarian Competition Authority - Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC). The MoU took effect on the day of the signing and is aimed at strengthening the framework of cooperation between the CPC and UNCTAD through consultations and regular capacity building activities extended to Balkan countries.
Competition policy week: 9-13 July 2012
4 Jul 2012
UNCTAD will be hosting a number of expert meetings next week to discuss the role of competition policy in promoting economic development and cooperation. The organization is the United Nations focal point on all work related to competition and consumer policies.
UNCTAD and WIPO to establish regular consultation mechanism
25 Jun 2012
Recalling the references on technology and intellectual property contained in the Doha Mandate adopted at the conclusion of the UNCTAD XIII ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar on 26 April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has proposed the establishment of a regular consultation mechanism between the two organizations at the level of Deputy Secretary-General and Deputy Director General to strengthen consultation and coordination on issues of mutual interest.
The third COMPAL Annual Conference finalized with success in Lima, Peru
22 Jun 2012
Delegates from the 12 member countries of COMPAL gathered in Lima, Peru from 20 to 22 June 2012 in order to review the progress made in all COMPAL projects and to agree the activities for the last year of COMPAL II, ending June 2013.