Industrialization, inequality and sustainability: What kind of industry policy do we need?
The 2030 Agenda includes as Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG 9) the commitment to “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The entry of this goal into the 2030 Agenda is an achievement for developing countries who have a very diverse situation in terms of population sizes, per capita incomes, economic sizes and structures, political systems, cultures but share the common feature of an underdeveloped industrial sector.Therefore, in order to implement SDG 9 pro-active industry policies are needed that take into account aspects of inequality and sustainability.
Title: Impact of the recommendations of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines: Discussion in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 18:00-19:30
Venue: Room 7, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Organizers: The South Centre, Morocco, Bolivia, India, Uganda, Venezuela, UNSG HLP A2M, PPD
Title: The United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines: Opportunities to Advance Health Technology Innovation and Access
Date: 1 March 2017, 13:00-15:00
Venue: Room S1, WTO Building, Centre William Rappard, Rue de Lausanne 154, Geneva
Organizers: Bangladesh, Brazil, India, South Africa, the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines, the South Centre
South Centre Statement to the 18th session of WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property
The following is the statement delivered on 31 October 2016 by the South Centre to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) at its eighteenth session. The Centre highlights the importance of the WIPO Development Agenda.
Title: The Adoption of the UN Post 2015 Development Agenda: What Does it Mean for WIPO?
Date: 8 October, 13h00-15h00
Venue: WIPO Room NB 0.107 (more…)
Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives of the South Centre
- Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development
The United Nations’ Post-2015 Development Agenda should not simply extend MDGs, or reformulate the goals, but focus instead on global systemic reforms to remove main impediments to development and secure an accommodating international environment for sustainable development. (more…)
The MDGs beyond 2015.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are in the news. It is ten years since these were adopted by the United Nations. And, in late September 2010, political leaders from across the world gathered in New York for a meeting of the General Assembly to discuss the past decade and the next quinquennium. This is the life span of the MDGs which are the focus of attention among people for different reasons. (more…)