Call from the Global South to Rich Countries: Don’t block the waiver proposal

Around 200 civil society organisations and trade unions from the Global South are calling on leaders of high-income countries not to block adoption of the proposal to the WTO to temporarily waive certain IP requirements of the TRIPS Agreement to facilitate effective prevention, containment, and treatment of COVID-19.

Press Release on Global South urging rich countries to lift monopolies on COVID-19 medical products and ensure others too have access to Covid19 vaccines, medicines and health products- Click Here

On Monday, 15 February, a collective Global South open letter on the waiver is being sent to countries that are obstructing the process, including to the representatives of the European Commission, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Japan and Australia.

On Tuesday, 16 February, the letters will be also shared with policy makers of the target countries that are blocking the TRIPS Waiver via Twitter from the Twitter handles of @3rdworldnetwork@PHMglobal and @PSIglobalunion at 10 am local time of the respective countries, with our common hashtag: #NoCovidMonopolies.

Australia- Click Here
Japan- Click Here
European Commission- Click Here
Germany- Click Here
France- Click Here
Spain- Click Here
Italy- Click Here
Netherlands- Click Here
Norway- Click Here
Denmark- Click Here
United Kingdom- Click Here
United States:
Letter to President- Click Here
Letter to Vice President- Click here
Canada- Click Here