Some Delegates Say Trade-Offs Made With U.S. Impacted U.N. HLM Political Declarations On NCDs, TB
Devex: ‘Tax for TRIPS’ deal altered U.N. declarations on NCDs, TB
“Last week, a crucial high-level political declaration on tuberculosis passed at the United Nations General Assembly secured a partial victory for advocates of affordable medicines. At the same time, a high-level declaration on noncommunicable diseases also passed at UNGA was criticized for lacking teeth. Now, delegates have told Devex that a diplomatic trade-off on tax and intellectual property rights between the United States and countries of the G77 group impacted the outcomes. … The U.S. government denied the trade-off…” (Byatnal, 10/4).