In August 1995, the South Centre became a permanent intergovernmental organization of developing countries. In pursuing its objectives of promoting South solidarity, South-South cooperation, and coordinated participation by developing countries in international forums, the South Centre prepares, publishes and distributes information, strategic analyses and recommendations on international economic, social and political matters of concern to the South. For detailed information about the South Centre see its website www.southcentre.org and, in particular, the publication South Centre: An Intergovernmental Organization of Developing Countries.
The South Centre enjoys support from the governments of its member countries and of other countries of the South and is in regular working contact with the Group of 77 and the Non-Aligned Movement. Its studies and publications benefit from technical and intellectual capacities existing within South governments and institutions and among individuals of the South. Through working group sessions and consultations that involve experts from different parts of the South, and also from the North, common challenges faced by the South are studied and experience and knowledge are shared.
This "South Perspectives series" comprises authored policy papers and analyses on key issues facing developing countries in multilateral discussions and negotiations and on which they need to develop appropriate joint policy responses. It is hoped that the publications will also assist developing country governments in formulating the associated domestic policies which would further their development objectives.
Utilizing TRIPS Flexibilities for Public Health Protection through South-South Regional Frameworks, was published in April 2004 by the South Centre. Reproduction of all or part of this publication for educational or other non-commercial purposes is authorized without prior written permission from the copyright holder provided the source is fully acknowledged and any alterations to its integrity are indicated. Reproduction of this publication for resale or other commercial purposes requires prior written consent of the copyright holder.
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