The Delhi Network of Positive People write to 18 Ambassadors calling for supporting the COVID-19 waiver at the WTO

The Delhi Network of Positive People with support from civil society in India has written to 18 Ambassadors of EU and other countries in India for delivering on the pledge of global solidarity.

Countries at the World Trade Organization (WTO) is deliberating an important proposal that seeks a temporary waiver from implementing and enforcing certain intellectual property (IP) provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) for COVID-19 medical products and technologies.

The 18 countries has so far either opposed the waiver proposal at the WTO or have remained silent and not supported. The waiver proposal has been supported by more than 100 countries at the WTO.

The letter urges the Ambassador to call on their governments to express support for this important proposal during the formal and informal negotiations underway this month.

The copy of the letter as submitted to the Ambassadors is given below:

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