Press Releases

Press release, 16 August 2018

A giant walks with us no more. Tribute to Dr. Samir Amin, 1931-2018

Professor Samir Amin passed away on Sunday, August 12, leaving a large gap among those luminaries of the South who offered critical thinking on the challenges facing developing countries and the alternative pathways to development.

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Statement, July 2018

Presentation of Dr. Carlos Correa, Executive Director of the South Centre, at the G77 and China Briefing

Below is the statement of the new Executive Director of the South Centre Dr. Carlos M. Correa during his first meeting with the Group of 77 and China held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 11 July 2018. 

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Statement, July 2018

Message from Carlos M. Correa, Executive Director

Statement from the newly appointed Executive Director of the South Centre, Dr. Carlos M. Correa, who started his term on 1 July 2018.

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Statement, May 2018

South Centre Statement at the Meeting of Ministers of Health of the Member States of the Non-Aligned Movement

The South Centre reiterates its commitment to support the Non-Aligned countries so that there is close and effective cooperation among developing countries to strengthen a global health agenda. WHO was created as an international public agency in the service of global health. Recovering and reinforcing this role should be the work of all.

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Statement, December 2017

South Centre Statement at the 27th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

As this year’s work in the WIPO substantive committees will end with the conclusion of the 27th session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), we are reminded that next year will mark the tenth anniversary since the SCP had reconvened in 2008 with a focus on developing a balanced work programme on issues relating to the law of patents to also address development and public policy questions that arise in the context of the patent system. The work of the SCP, in this sense, is integral to advancing the WIPO Development Agenda.

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Statement, November 2017

Statement by the South Centre on EU-MERCOSUR Trade Negotiations

EU-MERCOSUR Trade Negotiations must not impose TRIPS Plus provisions on Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

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Statement, November 2017

South Centre Statement for the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development

Below is the statement by the South Centre during the first session of the UNCTAD Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development (IGE Ffd) held in Geneva on 8-10 November 2017.

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Statement, October 2017

South Centre Statement to the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 24

Below is the statement by the South Centre’s Executive Director Mr. Martin Khor which was distributed during the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Twenty-four held in Washington DC on 12 October 2017.

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Statement, October 2017

South Centre Statement to the Fifty-Seventh Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

The South Centre is participating in the WIPO Assemblies being held from 2 to 11 October 2017 in Geneva. Read the South Centre statement here.

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Statement, September 2017

South Centre Statement at the 12th Session of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE)

In line with the mandate of the WIPO Development Agenda, WIPO must approach intellectual property enforcement in the context of broader societal interests and especially development-oriented concerns, in accordance with Article 7 of the TRIPS Agreement.

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Statement, July 2017

South Centre Statement to the 26th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)

The 26th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) is meeting this week at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva. The South Centre is participating in the current session of the SCP as an observer. The following statement was delivered by the South Centre on the first day of the current session of the SCP.

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Statement, May 2017

South Centre Statement to the 10th NAM Health Ministerial

Below is a statement made by the South Centre’s Deputy Executive Director Vicente Paolo B. Yu III during the meeting of the Ministers of health of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Geneva on 23 May 2017 in conjunction with the World Health Assembly.

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