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U.N. Health, Trade, Intellectual Property Agencies To Discuss Innovative Technologies, Health-Related SDGs At Symposium

Intellectual Property Watch: WTO, WHO, WIPO Symposium To Look At Innovative Technologies And U.N. SDGs “Three major international organizations in Geneva dealing with health, trade, and intellectual property rights will come together next month to look at how innovative technologies can help to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals related…

Wealth Gap Continues To Grow Between Rich, Poor, Oxfam Report Says

The Guardian: Inequality gap widens as 42 people hold same wealth as 3.7bn poorest “The development charity Oxfam has called for action to tackle the growing gap between rich and poor as it launched a new report showing that 42 people hold as much wealth as the 3.7 billion who…

Global Community Must Reassess Private Funding For Development To Achieve SDGs

Devex: Opinion: We had high hopes for private finance and the SDGs. Was our optimism unfounded? Nancy Lee, visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development “Many were optimistic when the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were launched in 2015 that the private sector — and domestic resource mobilization –…

Health Systems Must Provide Quality Care Through All Stages Of Life To Achieve SDG 3

EURACTIV: In run-up to 2030, we’ll need all hands on deck to meet global health goals Harald Nusser, head of Novartis Social Business “…[O]f the estimated $270 billion annually projected to be needed from U.N. members and private partners for achieving the SDGs, up to 75 percent would, according to…

WHO Board, WHA Should Consider U.N. High-Level Panel’s Recommendations For Improved Access To Medicines To Make Concrete Suggestions For Action

Medium/UHC Coalition: Heading off Global Action on Access to Medicines in 2018 Jorge Bermudez, vice president of health production and innovation at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation at Brazil’s Ministry of Health and member of the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines; and Viroj Tangcharoensathien, senior adviser to the…

Public-Private Partnerships ‘Not Magic Bullets’ To Reaching Health-Related SDGs

Inter Press Service: PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments Anis Chowdhury, former professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney and former senior U.N. official; and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, former U.N. assistant secretary general for economic development “…Health care PPPs in low- and middle-income countries have raised concerns…

Podcast Addresses Relationship Between Gender Equality, Economic Development

Project Syndicate: CFR’s Rachel Vogelstein on the Economic Case for Gender Equality This podcast features an interview with Rachel Vogelstein, Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the women and foreign policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, who discusses the relationship between gender equality and economic development (1/16).

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