WTO Webinar to explore perspectives on access to medical technologies (May 19, 2021)

A panel of leading experts from government, industry, civil society, academia and intergovernmental organisations will explore the different perspectives on access to medical technologies over the past 25 years at a webinar on May 19, 2021. The event forms part of a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

The webinar will focus on a wide range of issues, such as: developments, challenges and catalysts; cooperation and partnerships; transfer of technology and know-how and sharing of data; building local or regional capacity; and empirical foundations for effective and informed decision-making.

The webinar is an integral part of the “Virtual Course on Trade and Public Health with a Special Focus on the COVID-19 Pandemic” and is open to the public. It will take place on 19 May 2021, from 13:00 to 16:30 (CET).

Registration for the webinar is available here.

The full programme of the event is available here.

The event will be live streamed through the WTO YouTube channel.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the TRIPS Agreement in 2020, the Secretariat organized a commemorative event on 24 November 2020, followed by a series of webinars continuing into 2021. These allowed relevant stakeholders to reflect on the past, present and future of the most comprehensive multilateral treaty on intellectual property protection and enforcement.

The full series of events scheduled to commemorate TRIPS@25 is available here.