With over 5 million lives lost since the pandemic begun, it’s time to tell Pfizer and the Big Pharma industry to STOP profiteering during the COVID19 pandemic. Join us out the front of Pfizer Australia's Sydney CBD office to rally against World Trade Organisation intellectual property monopolies that allow companies like Pfizer to make mega-profits.
November 11, 2021: At the AFTINET 2021 AGM, our special guest Dr. Deborah Gleeson gave a keynote speech on the campaign for global vaccine equity. In her speech, Deborah updated AFTINET supporters on campaign developments in the leadup to the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Meeting at the end of November, and she spoke about the next steps the world must take to secure vaccine equity through a waiver on medicines monopolies at the WTO
In the lead-up to crucial negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in November and December, Amnesty International Australia is calling on pharmaceutical companies to stop blocking initiatives that could deliver vaccine equity for low-income countries, including the temporary waiver on WTO monopoly rules.
November 11, 2021: Ahead of critical meetings in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) this month, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has published a legal opinion detailing the human rights obligations of countries in regards to the proposed TRIPS Waiver on COVID-19 vaccine monopolies.
November 8, 2021: In a significant step forward in the campaign against Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), Australia has announced its withdrawal from its signatory status to the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), on September 28, 2021. The ECT is an investment agreement that allows fossil-fuel companies to sue governments in international tribunals for climate action policies.
November 4: On the eve of an important World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting on intellectual property this week, the Government has revealed that Australia will not co-sponsor a proposal to waive commercial monopolies on COVID19 vaccines, as Shadow Trade Minister Madeleine King MP and campaigners have urged.
November 1: At the close of the G20 Rome Summit, global civil society has condemned the inertia of world leaders in tackling medicines monopolies.
October 28, 2021: Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit this week in Rome, trade union leaders from G20 countries, representing millions of workers worldwide, have made a joint statement through the Labour 20 (L20) Summit calling on G20 governments to support the TRIPS waiver proposal
In the lead-up to crucial negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in November and December, The People’s Vaccine have released a viral video calling on political leaders to take action for global vaccine equity.
October 25, 2021: Despite acknowledging many of our criticisms of the RCEP, the Labor Opposition voted with the government for the RCEP enabling legislation in the House of Representatives on Tuesday October 20 and the Senate on Thursday October 22.