Issue Date: Dec 31, 2011
Last month, the chiefs of the big three Ws, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), met in Geneva to mark—one is reluctant to use the word celebrate—a special anniversary. Ten years ago, on November 14, 2001, developing countries had wrested a historic agreement at the fourth ministerial session of WTO in Doha. The Declaration on the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and Public Health adopted in the Qatari capital was a political milestone as it marked the first time developing countries were able to wrest a concession in global trade negotiations.
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