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Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement:

Consultant / Antimicrobial Resistance

The South Centre is seeking to fill a consultancy position to support its activities in the area of tackling antimicrobial resistance in developing countries.

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Call to Apply for Financial Support for Civil Society Advocacy during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022

The South Centre invites applications from the members of the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition (ARC) and other civil society organizations or research institutions from developing countries for limited financial funding (maximum 2000 USD per campaign) to design and launch campaigns or support continuing advocacy efforts at the sides of the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022.

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CANCELLED: WTO Public Forum Session 79

We regret to inform that the South Centre event during the WTO Public Forum, Session 79, “The Future of the TRIPS Agreement: Part 2” on 29 September is cancelled. Session 120 “Mainstreaming Development in the WTO” on 30 September will be held as scheduled.

Over the years the South Centre has organized various events in the WTO Public Forum.

We have strongly supported the aim of the Public Forum to provide a platform for frank discussions among policy makers, civil society representatives, business people and researchers as they consider how to make trade work for more people and ensure that the trading system is as inclusive as it can be. The Public Forum in 2021 allowed in person and virtual participation of speakers and participants. This enabled many stakeholders from the Global South to engage, who otherwise would not have been able to do so.

Unfortunately this policy was not continued for the 2022 Public Forum.

We learnt at late notice that speakers were not allowed to join virtually and that our event would not be live-streamed.

No further explanations were provided, despite our repeated requests to the WTO Secretariat.

The WTO should be at the forefront of embracing use of telecommunications technology to open trade dialogue to all and reducing environmental impact of air travel.

This event will now be held as a South Centre webinar on 11 October at 10:00 am Geneva time.

For more information, see https://ipaccessmeds.southcentre.int/event/the-future-of-the-trips-agreement-part-2/

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.

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