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Regional Workshop on Access to Medicines and Intellectual Property Rights, 18-19 September, 2019

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The South Centre and the Centre for Policy Analysis and Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia are organizing a two-day regional seminar for policymakers for sharing experiences about policy options pursued by relevant agencies at the global, regional and national levels to make full use of the TRIPS flexibilities to support access to medicines. This seminar will share and assess the experience of negotiations related to intellectual property (IP) and access to medicines in the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization, as well as debates in several other international fora with policymakers from ministries of health, foreign affairs, trade and commerce, industry and national IP authorities from the South and South East Asia region, including participants from the ASEAN countries and the OIC. The seminar address key themes relevant to the contemporary IP and public health agenda in the South and South East Asia region and around the world, with a focus on TRIPS-consistent measures that may be adopted for enabling access to affordable medicines and on the role of different government departments in designing and implementing such measures.

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