PARTNER CALL TO ACTION: Trade Justice Education Fund – Actions Governments Can Take Now to Help End the Pandemic

Addendum to the “Global Call to Action: Governments Must Break Big Pharma-WTO Stranglehold on Access to Medicine by Taking Immediate Action to Prioritize Human Lives Over Pharmaceutical Monopolies” signed by 298 public health, labor and other civil society organizations after the World Trade Organization’s failure to approve a TRIPS waiver at its first ministerial conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on June 17, 2022.

Addendum: Actions Governments Can Take Now to Help Save Lives and End the Pandemic

Public health, human rights, faith, labor, consumer, trade justice, community and other civil society organizations across the globe have recommended governments take the following actions:

(1) Pledge not to use WTO dispute resolution mechanisms, other international trade and investment agreements or any other means in an attempt to stop or dissuade countries from producing, distributing, purchasing, or using medical goods produced by alternative producers or from sharing information on how to do so outside of the WTO’s IP rules;


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