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By Martin Khor (Executive Director, South Centre)

The recent World Health Assembly discussed the manifold global health crises that the world is unprepared for, and adopted resolutions to act on many issues.

(The article has been published and circualted by Third World Network. A shorter version of this article was first published in The Star, Malaysia on 6 June 2016.)

The global health situation is facing many critical challenges, and multiple actions must be taken urgently to prevent crises from boiling over.

SID workshop on youth and agricultural transformation in the EAC: Challenges and opportunities for policy change

PRESS RELEASE *

Trade vs Health – WHO opens the door to big business while trying to protect babies.

69th World Health Assembly, Geneva, 28th May, 2016

This week’s World Health Assembly included two closely linked hot topics: how WHO should interact with businesses and venture philanthropies and whether trade should come before health when tackling the marketing of baby foods and formulas.

Treaty Alliance's Statement

Rio, 1 May, 2016 | The Treaty Alliance has called on civil society organisations (CSOs) everywhere to take action to combat corporate capture. At the recent treaty Alliance gathering in Brazil they particularly called on CSOs to demand that the forthcoming United Nations (UN) binding treaty contain strong provisions that prohibit the interference of corporations in the process of forming and implementing laws and policies, as well as administering justice, at all national and international levels.

by Aldo Caliari, Rethinking Bretton Woods | 2015 was an eventful year for everyone who cares about sustainable development. Three large conferences (financing for development, Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Climate agreement) unveiled, together, an ambitious agenda of multilateral efforts to eradicate poverty while preserving and nurturing our planet.

The first Financing for Development review forum fails to deliver meaningful outcomes

By Ranja Sengupta and Bhumika Muchhala (New Delhi and New York, 29April 2016)

Based on a GNRTFN fact finding mission (FFM), A Life without dignity – the price of your cup of tea highlights the human rights violations and abuses that India’s tea plantation workers have endured for generations, in particular of their right to adequate food and nutrition (RTFN) and related rights.

Press conference Monday April 18: 11.00 am New York time/ 16:00 UK time/ 17:00 Brussels time*

 Campaigners call for a Global Tax Body to fix the broken system

 Sunday 17 April 2016

CSO FfD GROUP’S LETTER TO CHALLENGE THE CURRENT ATTEMPTS BY UN ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE (UNECE) TO DEFINE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (PPPs)

March 2016

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