Info Service on Health Issues (Feb13/02)
Dear friends and colleagues,
Please find attached a letter (in English) signed by more than 370 civil society organisations (representing millions) from around the world concerned with access to medicines, to educational resources, to environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), and to other public goods and cultural creations and further concerned with farmers’ rights, food security, human flourishing, sustainable and equitable technological and industrial development in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
On 5 November 2012 the Delegation of Haiti on behalf of the LDC Group submited a duly motivated request to the WTO TRIPS Council for an extension of the LDC transition period, until a Member ceases to be a LDC (IP/C/W/583). The request and draft decision will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the TRIPS Council to be held on 5-6 March in Geneva.
In the attached letter the civil society organisations call on:
Civil society letter to members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning a further extension of the transition period for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) under article 66.1 of the TRIPs Agreement