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Morning Session WHO-WIPO-WTO Trilateral Symposium…

Morning Session WHO-WIPO-WTO Trilateral Symposium 2023
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The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) - 10th Joint Technical Symposium on "Facing the Future: Human health and climate change"

11:00 – 11:30

Opening remarks by the three Directors-General (10 minutes each)

General views of the three organizations and main calls to action

  • · Convey the message that the three agencies, in cooperation with other relevant stakeholders, provide a forum that can assist Members in making effective use of health, trade and intellectual property tools to mitigate climate change and address its impacts on human health.
  • · Outline each organization's possible contribution, as well as the critical need to pull their expertise and resources together to support Members.
  • · Review lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and assess how they may be applied to climate change.

11.30 – 11.50

Keynote speaker: Health impact of climate change

Dr. Ambrosio Yobanolo del Real, Vice-Chair Technology Executive Committee of the UNFCCC (virtually)

11:50 -12:00