News from the South Centre

Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement:

Consultant – International ESS, Gender and Climate Expert
Lebanon’s Green Climate Fund Readiness Project

Application should be sent in English at applications(at)southcentre.int (stating ‘ESS & Gender – Lebanon’ in the subject) no later than CET 24.00 hrs. on 13 April 2022.

For more information, please click here.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Impact of a Minimum Tax Rate under the Pillar Two Solution on Small Island Developing States

CALL FOR PAPERS

Impact of a Minimum Tax Rate under the Pillar Two Solution on Small Island Developing States

Deadline: 15 March 2022

Pillar Two will end the race to the bottom in tax matters as allowed by the absence of a minimum global tax, likely affecting many financial services in some developing countries, removing the option for them to rely upon tax competition as an economic model. Hence, there is a need to understand how the Pillar Two rules are going to affect developing countries, particularly in small islands developing States where a large portion of their economies rely on tax-related financial services. It is necessary to consider development strategies aiming to deal with the potential disruptions and job losses posed by Pillar Two. These development strategies must provide pathways through which these countries can ensure employment opportunities to their people that require similar skill sets from some soon-to-be redundant segments of the financial industry. These can also highlight future financial sectors with potential where these countries can consider exploring/reorienting to benefit their economies.

Accordingly, this call for papers invites analysis on the effects of Pillar Two in Small Island Developing States that are Member States of the G-77+China. The proposals can either provide generalized suggestions for a whole set of countries or provide customized advisory for individual countries.

This call invites established scholars, early career academics, PhD students and practitioners (policy makers, tax officials, lawyers) across multiple disciplines to submit abstracts.

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AMR Champions, 2 February 2022

Thank you AMR Champions!

ReAct Africa and South Centre would like to recognize the continued tremendous work in the AMR space by the following AMR champions

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Palabras de Germán Velásquez al recibir « LA ORDEN DEL CONGRESO DE COLOMBIA », 26 de Enero del 2022

Palabras de Germán Velásquez al recibir « LA ORDEN DEL CONGRESO DE COLOMBIA » otorgada por el Senado de la República

Cartagena de Indias, 26 de Enero del 2022

“EL TEMA CENTRAL DE MI LUCHA EN LOS ULTIMOS 15 AÑOS ES QUE UN MEDICAMENTO QUE PUEDE SALVAR UNA VIDA NO PUEDE SER EL OBJETO DE UN MONOPOLIO PROTEGIDO POR UNA PATENTE… ES POR ESO QUE YO PIENSO Y CREO QUE LAS VACUNAS Y TRATAMIENTOS PARA LA COVID 19 DEBEN SER CONSIDERADOS COMO UN BIEN PUBLICO COMUN.”

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LEAD Journal Special Issue 2022 Call for Papers

Call for Papers for LEAD Journal Special Issue 2022

PLANETARY HEALTH IN TIMES OF CONVERGING CRISES – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD) Journal Special Issue 2022 will reflect on environmental issues in the context of the Stockholm Conference’s 50th anniversary and the COVID-19 crisis.

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Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement:

Local Consultant – Sectoral Policy Advisor for the Enhancement of the GCF Portfolio in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Green Climate Fund Readiness Project

Application should be sent in English at applications(at)southcentre.int (stating ‘Sectoral Policy Advisor – Lebanon, in the subject) no later than CET 24.00 hrs. on December 21, 2021.

For more information, please click here.

Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement:

Local Consultant – Private Sector Networking Officer

Lebanon’s Green Climate Fund Readiness Project

Application should be sent in English at applications(at)southcentre.int (stating ‘Private Sector – Lebanon in the subject) no later than CET 24.00 hrs. on 21 December 2021.

For more information, please click here.

Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement:

Local Consultant – Research Officer

Lebanon’s Green Climate Fund Readiness Project

Application should be sent in English at applications(at)southcentre.int (stating ‘Research Officer – Lebanon in the subject) no later than CET 24.00 hrs. on 21 December 2021.

For more information, please click here.

Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement:

International Consultant – Climate Finance Expert

Lebanon’s Green Climate Fund Readiness Project

Application should be sent in English at applications(at)southcentre.int (stating ‘Climate Finance Expert – Lebanon’ in the subject) no later than CET 24.00 hrs. on 21 December 2021.

For more information, please click here.

Call for abstracts – Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health, 20 October 2021 deadline

Call for Abstracts – 20 years of the Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health

Deadline: 20 October 2021

 

The WTO Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health (‘Doha Declaration’) represented a groundbreaking moment in the history of intellectual property (IP) international policy, recognizing that Member States should not be prevented from taking measures to protect public health, reaffirming the right to use the so-called TRIPS flexibilities to that aim, such as compulsory licensing and parallel imports. The impact of IP protection on public health has continued to be at the forefront of debate to ensure equitable and affordable access to medicines and other medical products globally, and especially in the global South. The Covid-19 pandemic brought new challenges. Solutions are being discussed beyond use of TRIPS flexibilities, such as a temporary waiver to TRIPS during the pandemic.

At the 20th anniversary of the WTO Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health, the South Centre opens a call for abstracts for new research in the field of IP and public health. The selected abstracts will be invited to write full papers, which will be presented at an international event in 2022 organized by the South Centre to commemorate such date and subsequent publication by the South Centre as open access. A small honorarium will also be offered for completed full papers that meet the South Centre standards of publication.

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Spain’s submission at the EU’s Porto Social Summit, May 2021

Spain’s submission at the EU’s Porto Social Summit

Spain’s submission at the European Union’s Porto Social Summit proposing to adapt global rules on intellectual property, in particular the flexibilities in the Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), to fight global pandemics is welcome.

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