[Ip-health] WHA 65 agrees to way forward on CEWG Report, resolution is approved in Committee A
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Sat May 26 01:19:22 PDT 2012
WHA 65 agrees to way forward on CEWG Report, resolution is approved in
Here is the resolution that was adopted.
Among the key parts of the 2 page resolution is the following"
1. WELCOMES the analysis of the CEWG report and expresses its
appreciation to the Chair, Vice Chair and all the members of the
Working Group for their work;
2. URGES Member States:2
(1) to hold national level consultations among all relevant
stakeholders in order to discuss the CEWG report and other relevant
analyses resulting in concrete proposals and actions;
(2) to participate actively in the meetings at regional and global
level referred to in this resolution;
(3) to implement, where feasible, in their respective countries,
proposals and actions identified by national consultations;
4. REQUESTS regional committees to discuss at their 2012 meetings the
report of the CEWG in the context of the implementation of the global
strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and
intellectual property2 in order to contribute to concrete proposals
5. REQUESTS the Director-General to hold an open-ended Member States2
meeting in order to analyse thoroughly the report and the feasibility
of the recommendations proposed by the CEWG, taking into account, as
appropriate, related studies. The meeting will also take into account
the results from national consultations and regional committee
discussions and develop proposals or options relating to (1) research
coordination, (2) financing and (3) monitoring of R&D expenditures,/3/
to be presented under a substantive item dedicated to the follow up of
the CEWG report at the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly, through the
Executive Board at its 132nd session.
fn2 Resolutions WHA61.21 and WHA62.16.
fn3 As defined in the Global strategy and plan of action on public
health, innovation and intellectual property.
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