Brazil issues generic license for AIDS drug

In the latest test of the WTO’s rules on intellectual property rights, Brazil has issued a compulsory license for the patented AIDS drug efavirenz that will allow companies to import and eventually manufacture generic versions of the drug more cheaply.

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Education Donor Conference fails to keep promises

Education International

On May 2nd the European Commission together with the World Bank and donor governments held a high-level conference with a view to allocating funds to education with a view to achieving Education for All by 2015.

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EI and its affiliates weed out child labour in agriculture

Education International

Seventy percent of all working children are active in the agricultural sector, a harsh and dangerous environment for a growing child. In 2007, the main focus of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June was to raise awareness and promote activities on the elimination of child labour in agriculture.

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Nicaragua, Honduras, Bolivia: EI and UEN analyse impact of FTI

Education International

From May 10-12, the EI Regional Office in Latin America, together with the Norwegian Education Union (UEN) and all 18 Latin American EI-affiliated unions met in Managua, Nicaragua to analyse the impact of the policies of the International Financial Institutions – namely the World Bank and the IMF - on education.

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