Monthly Archives: August 2011

ACTION ALERT- UN HLM on Non Communicable Diseases: A Threat to Human Rights

The UNGA Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) High-Level Meeting will take place from 19-20 September, 2011 in New York. However, the language of the draft Political Declaration proposed for approval by the HLM is currently set to undermine access to medicines for … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS Alliance condemns police action at ICAAP

27 August 2011 The Alliance joins the Civil Society in condemning the recent actions by police at ICAAP being held in Busan, South Korea. Access here the full statement by Alliance.

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ICAAP10 : Korean activists arrested and threatened with criminal action for peaceful protest against FTAs

Press release by APN+ // ITPC // AFAO // APNSW // ACT UP-Paris ICAAP10 : Korean activists arrested and threatened with criminal action for peaceful protest; International activists roughed up by police and security Civil Society condemn the use of force … Continue reading

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ICAAP 10 in Busan, South Korea, 26-30 August 2011

26 August 2011 Day 1 The 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific started today in Busan, South Korea. In the inaugural session, there were speeches by UN Secretary General, UNAIDS and WHO. But suprisingly none of … Continue reading

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Brazilian Court rejects data exclusivity

Vice-President of the Supreme Court restores registration for generic antidepressants 22/08/2011 Source: STJ – 18/08/2011 The vice-president of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Minister Felix Fischer, restored the power of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to grant … Continue reading

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India Nears Trade Pacts With Canada, EU

By ABHRAJIT GANGOPADHYAY 19 August 2011 Source: Wall Street Journal NEW DELHI – India’s discussions with the European Union and Canada to form free-trade agreements are in advance states, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said Friday, underscoring the South Asian nation’s efforts … Continue reading

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Sit in protest staged against EU-India FTA

Source: Hueiyen News Service Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 Imphal, August 22 2011: A mass sit in protest against the European Union – India Free Trade Agreement was staged today at Japhou Bazar, Chandel. Students, members of women organizations, Civil Society Organisations and … Continue reading

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