SC Conference on TRIPS-CBD, 7-8 June 2018

Title:                 International Conference on TRIPS-CBD Linkage: Issues and Way Forward

Date:                7-8 June 2018

Venue:              Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Organizers:     The South Centre, Centre for WTO Studies and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa to the WTO

Description: Two years after leaders gave a universal call to action through Sustainable Developmental Goals (at least two SDG targets 2.5 and 15.6) and three years after entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is uniquely placed to build on this consensus and momentum and deliver the task the Ministers entrusted in Doha, “’to examine the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and the protection of traditional knowledge and folklore”. This conference examined the relationship between the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and looked at possible ways to re-energize the negotiations on the subject in the WTO.



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