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Fighting Hunger and Poverty through Pilot Projects

From the Leading Group on Innovative Financing Mechanisms

The North-South Institute | August 1, 2006

By John W. Foster

From the First Plenary Meeting, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Itamaraty Palace, Brasilia, July 6–7, 2006

This report provides an outline of progress on the airline ticket "solidarity levy" and the International Drug Purchase Facility (IDPF, also known as UNITAID), with reference to breaking drug patent protections for Least Developed Countries, and strategies for sourcing, contracting, and distributing necessary medicines. It also discusses other finance mechanisms such as the Currency Transaction Tax and the status of remittances.

External Link: http://www.nsi-ins.ca/english/pdf/brasilia%20report...

Read More: Globalization, Governance, Health, Human Rights, Poverty, Brazil, Global

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