Category Archives: WHO

11.23.11

US law and possible Palestinian WHO membership: Implications for WHO funding

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This post was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Professor Lawrence O. Gostin. At the end of October, the United States announced that it would cease funding UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, when the agency voted to accept the Palestinian application for full membership, which will make Palestine UNESCO’s 195th member. This […]

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10.01.11

Unanswered Questions of the UN Summit on Non-communicable Diseases

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 The United Nation’s High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), convened at UN Headquarters September 19-20, brought with it high expectations. The only previous UN General Assembly Special Sessions on a health issue had been on HIV/AIDS, with the first, in 2001, credited with helping spur the […]

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08.25.11

A debate about the international criminalization of falsification of medicines: responding to Attaran, Bate and Kendall

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Neil Boister and Benn McGrady In a recent article in Journal of International Criminal Justice, we responded to a proposal by Amir Attaran, Roger Bate and Megan Kendall that a treaty should be negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO). More specifically, we responded to the suggestion that a treaty for the […]

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07.22.11

Workshop on Legal issues in Tobacco Control for Latin American Attorneys

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The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control organized a workshop on Law and Tobacco Control in Rio de Janeiro on June 15-17, 2011. This training […]

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07.11.11

The new antismoking warning labels: a necessary step in the right direction

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On June 21, health officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a series of nine graphic color warning labels that the tobacco industry will be required to include on the top-half of all cigarette packages produced after September 2012. Some of the images are quite explicit in their illustration of the harmful […]

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06.18.11

Promises of Progress from the High-Level AIDS Summit at UN

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At last week’s high-level United Nations AIDS review, world leaders adopted a Political Declaration that indeed included a commitment to having 15 million people on AIDS treatment by 2015, among other targets aimed at real progress. Along with the commitment on AIDS treatment, the other headline from the conference was the commitment to work towards […]

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06.01.11

The World Health Assembly: Reforming the WHO and Global Governance for Health

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Note: An earlier version of this post, drafted by Eric A. Friedman, O’Neill Institute Law Fellow and Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, was disseminated as an O’Neill Institute Briefing on May 18, 2011. In late May, the World Health Assembly (WHA) discussed an ambitious agenda of reform of the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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06.01.11

Welcome to the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law's Blog!

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Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law’s blog.  The blog is meant as a forum for thoughtful dialogue on pressing issues in health law and policy.  It will also be an additional venue for us to keep in touch with our friends and colleagues on current events at the […]

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