November 24, 2021: Ahead of the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) next week, there are growing calls to lift intellectual property monopolies on vaccines and medical equipment.
November 22, 2021:An alliance of health, human rights and fair-trade organisations have today joined forces to rally today at 12 pm outside Pfizer Australia’s office at 151 Clarence St, Sydney. They are calling for the pharmaceuticals giant to put the Covid-19 vaccination needs of millions of people in low and lower-middle income countries ahead of its own revenue targets
November 20, 2021: Ahead of crucial World Trade Organisation (WTO) meetings in Geneva this month, advocates for global vaccine equity have slammed sluggish progress of negotiations for a waiver on intellectual property rules which would allow low-income countries to produce their own vaccines.
With over 5 million lives lost since the pandemic begun, it’s time to tell Pfizer and the Big Pharma industry to STOP profiteering during the COVID19 pandemic. Join us out the front of Pfizer Australia's Sydney CBD office to rally against World Trade Organisation intellectual property monopolies that allow companies like Pfizer to make mega-profits.
November 11, 2021: At the AFTINET 2021 AGM, our special guest Dr. Deborah Gleeson gave a keynote speech on the campaign for global vaccine equity. In her speech, Deborah updated AFTINET supporters on campaign developments in the leadup to the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Meeting at the end of November, and she spoke about the next steps the world must take to secure vaccine equity through a waiver on medicines monopolies at the WTO
In the lead-up to crucial negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in November and December, Amnesty International Australia is calling on pharmaceutical companies to stop blocking initiatives that could deliver vaccine equity for low-income countries, including the temporary waiver on WTO monopoly rules.
November 11, 2021: Ahead of critical meetings in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) this month, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has published a legal opinion detailing the human rights obligations of countries in regards to the proposed TRIPS Waiver on COVID-19 vaccine monopolies.
November 8, 2021: In a significant step forward in the campaign against Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), Australia has announced its withdrawal from its signatory status to the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), on September 28, 2021. The ECT is an investment agreement that allows fossil-fuel companies to sue governments in international tribunals for climate action policies.
November 4: On the eve of an important World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting on intellectual property this week, the Government has revealed that Australia will not co-sponsor a proposal to waive commercial monopolies on COVID19 vaccines, as Shadow Trade Minister Madeleine King MP and campaigners have urged.
November 1: At the close of the G20 Rome Summit, global civil society has condemned the inertia of world leaders in tackling medicines monopolies.