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Search Close Search UNICEF Fulltext search Max News note Flexible funding from Sweden to respond to humanitarian crises in Niger 26 July 2021 UNICEF Niger/2021/Andriamasinoro Displaced girl in a temporary settlement in the city of Tillabery, western Niger NIAMEY (Niger), 26 July 2021 – The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) contributed SEK 10 million (approx. $1.2 million) in flexible funding to UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal in Niger. (...) Flexible funds provide UNICEF with greatest flexibility and predictability to kick start operations, fund neglected crises and ultimately enhance our response to those most in need” says Stefano Savi, UNICEF Representative in Niger. (...) Over the past years, flexible humanitarian funding filled critical funding gaps to implement rapid response mechanisms in volatile operational environments in Niger.
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Score: 589367.63 - https://www.unicef.org/niger/p...pond-humanitarian-crises-niger
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Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs launched in pilot countries 19 Jan 2022 The Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) recently funded a new Subprogramme on Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs. (...) Annual Strategic Dialogue of FAO’s Flexible Multi-partner Mechanism discusses 2022-2025 phase. 27 Dec 2021 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Resource Partners held strategic discussions last Friday on the next phase of the Flexible Multi-partner Mechanism (FMM), FAO’s main pooled programmatic funding instrument for development work that allows the Organization to quickly direct flexible resources where and when it’s most needed. (...) Annual meeting of FAO’s Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) discusses 2022-2025 phase 17 Dec 2021 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Resource Partners today held talks on the next phase of the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM), an increasingly effective facility that allows the United Nations agency to quickly direct funding where and when it’s most needed.
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Score: 589367.63 - https://www.fao.org/partnerships/resource-partners/news/en/
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Voluntary contributions (VC) are further categorized based on the degree of flexibility WHO has in deciding how to spend these funds: Core voluntary contributions (CVC)  Core voluntary contributions are fully unconditional (flexible), meaning WHO has full discretion on how these funds should be used to fund the programmatic work of the Organization. (...) Show less Show more The importance of flexible funding WHO is extremely grateful to all donors, particularly those who provide flexible funding and thematic and strategic engagement funds as it allows WHO to be agile and strategic in efforts to achieve the Triple Billion targets. Therefore,  WHO is calling for an increase in flexible funding arrangements. Flexible funding has enabled WHO, for example, to: Advance gender equity and human rights in health.
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Score: 589218.6 - https://www.who.int/about/funding
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For example, what constitutes “technology neutrality,” “regulatory flexibility,” “regulatory certainty” and “a regulatory barrier to competition”? (...) Technology neutrality and regulatory flexibility promote the allocation of spectrum with as few technology designators as possible. (...) When regulators give licensees flexibility, on the other hand, their competitors can’t attempt to get regulators to delay innovation.
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Score: 589218.6 - https://www.itu.int/ITU-D/part...F/2008/contributions/intel.pdf
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An important part of this undertaking must be greater flexibility in the way we organize our work environment. (...) A second guiding principle for the management of flexible working arrangements is that the introduction and operation of flexible working arrangements can not represent additional costs for the organization. (...) Flexible work schedules 26. Since 1991 UNDP has had in place a limited policy concerning flexible work schedules, also known as staggered hours.
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Score: 588844.2 - https://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/pdf/worklifeundp.pdf
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Background | Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) | منظمة الأغذية والزراعة للأمم المتحدة FAO.org العربية english français Español Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) Background In figures Success stories Initiatives Highlights Resources Flexible Multipartner Mechanism has supported Smallholders in LIDCs Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Countries in vulnerable situation What is the FMM? Since 2010, the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) has been FAO’s main pooled funding mechanism for resource partners willing to contribute flexible, voluntary and multi-year resources to the Organization for the achievement of results under FAO’s Strategic Framework and the realization of catalytic impacts. (...) The evolution of the FMM could not have been more relevant during these times, with the global community calling for increased flexible funding to tackle the world’s most pressing needs.
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Score: 588384.8 - https://www.fao.org/flexible-m...rtner-mechanism/background/ar/
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Background | Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) | Продовольственная и сельскохозяйственная организация Объединенных Наций FAO.org english français Русский Español Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) Background In figures Success stories Initiatives Highlights Resources Flexible Multipartner Mechanism has supported Smallholders in LIDCs Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Countries in vulnerable situation What is the FMM? Since 2010, the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) has been FAO’s main pooled funding mechanism for resource partners willing to contribute flexible, voluntary and multi-year resources to the Organization for the achievement of results under FAO’s Strategic Framework and the realization of catalytic impacts. (...) The evolution of the FMM could not have been more relevant during these times, with the global community calling for increased flexible funding to tackle the world’s most pressing needs.
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Score: 588384.8 - https://www.fao.org/flexible-m...rtner-mechanism/background/ru/
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Background | Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO.org english français Español Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) Background In figures Success stories Initiatives Highlights Resources Flexible Multipartner Mechanism has supported Smallholders in LIDCs Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Countries in vulnerable situation What is the FMM? Since 2010, the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) has been FAO’s main pooled funding mechanism for resource partners willing to contribute flexible, voluntary and multi-year resources to the Organization for the achievement of results under FAO’s Strategic Framework and the realization of catalytic impacts. (...) The evolution of the FMM could not have been more relevant during these times, with the global community calling for increased flexible funding to tackle the world’s most pressing needs.
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Score: 588384.8 - https://www.fao.org/flexible-m...rtner-mechanism/background/en/
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Background | Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) | 联合国粮食及 农业组织 FAO.org 中文 english français Español Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) Background In figures Success stories Initiatives Highlights Resources Flexible Multipartner Mechanism has supported Smallholders in LIDCs Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Countries in vulnerable situation What is the FMM? Since 2010, the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) has been FAO’s main pooled funding mechanism for resource partners willing to contribute flexible, voluntary and multi-year resources to the Organization for the achievement of results under FAO’s Strategic Framework and the realization of catalytic impacts. (...) The evolution of the FMM could not have been more relevant during these times, with the global community calling for increased flexible funding to tackle the world’s most pressing needs.
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Score: 588384.8 - https://www.fao.org/flexible-m...rtner-mechanism/background/zh/
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Availability of civil and administrative procedures and remedies–fair and equitable–(Art. 42); Criminal Procedures (Art. 61) The Minimum Standard Concept: A few examples of industrial property matters • TRIPS MFN (Articles 4 and 5) does not included the exception of “the regional integration”, but “international agreements related to the protection of intellectual property which entered into force prior to the entry into force of the TRIPS Agreement” • The MFN clause negotiation process:  Several delegations expressed doubts about the positive contribution of this principle to the IP field  EU expressed interest to exclude from the MFN Customs Unions and Free Trade Areas  USA delegation proposed a text in which MFN shall not apply in the case of “any advantage, favor, privilege or immunity which exceeds the requirements of this agreement and which is provided for in an international agreement to which the contracting party belongs…” • As far as TRIPS MFN is concerned, it is clear that TRIPS Plus provisions in RTAs are global in nature, thus no distinction is made between a TRIPS obligation and a TRIPS Plus obligation • Pauwelyn: “regionalism in IP is automatically multilateralizied” TRIPS MFN  The winds from Doha and the likes and dislikes of TRIPS Flexibilities • The concept of “flexibility” • TRIPS Agreement Implementation: Art. 27 and some of its flexibilities The term “flexibility” in TRIPS (paragraph 6 of the preamble and Article 66.1) Carolyn Deere: “a range of rights, safeguards and options that WTO Members can exploit in their implementation of the TRIPS Agreement” The Implementation Game, Oxford University Press (2009), p.68. Elena Ghanotakis: “There were several flexibilities inherent in the TRIPS Agreement. All of those measures, consistent with the TRIPS Agreement, reduce prices and increase the affordability of medicines, without negatively affecting future R&D” ‘Access to Medicines for Developing Countries’, Journal of Word IP (2004), vol . 7, issue 14. The term “TRIPS flexibilities” means that there are different options through which treaty commitments can be transposed into national law; thus, national interests are accommodated and TRIPS provisions and principles are complied with Concept of Flexibility 11 Explicit obligation to give protection • Inventions - whether products or processes - in all fields of technology • Micro-organisms Explicit permission to exclude from patent protection • Plants and animals • Diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods Implicit permission not to give protection • Discoveries • Substances existing in nature • Incremental innovation TRIPS Agreement Implementation: Art. 27 and some of its flexibilities • Regional trade agreements (RTAs) – whether free trade agreements (FTAs) or customs unions (CUs) – are a way to promote liberalization • Trade agreements are in principle regional, but FTAs are increasingly cross-regional • In order to pursue liberalization, countries play simultaneously at three levels: bilateral, regional and multilateral, producing a special synergy among the different process, the so-called “competitive liberalization” Regional Trade Agreements (EPAs/FTAs and Interim Agreements) • GATT Article XXIV, GATS Article V and the Enabling Clause: These provisions allow Members to adopt measures otherwise WTO-inconsistent • EU (2006): a shift in the trade policy strategy included a new generation of bilateral free trade agreements  Commissioner Mandelson: These new FTAs will be addressed to “key partners” with the purpose to build “on WTO rules by tackling issues which are not ready for multilateral discussions and for preparing the ground for the next level of multilateral liberalization” Legal Analyses of the Creation of RTAs: The regional integration exception • RTA provisions aim to add, clarify, interpret or to narrow a TRIPS flexibility; or they go beyond the minimum standard protection under TRIPS • Development of new matters not covered by the TRIPS Agreement (i.e., utility models and TK) • Duplication of TRIPS provisions • Obligation to “apply” or “accede” to WIPO-administered treaties (i.e., PLT, Budapest and PCT) or to respect international commitments in force (Doha Declaration on Public Health) Interaction between WTO law and RTAs: TRIPS Plus provisions Explicit obligation to protect • Inventions, whether products or processes, in all fields of technology (to renounce to a transition period) • Micro-organisms (comprehensive definition) Explicit permission to excluded • Plant and animals (not to exclude or only exclude plants varieties and animal races) • Diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods (not to exclude or limit the concepts to allow protection under certain circumstances) Implicit permission not give protection • Substances existing in nature (allow protection when isolated and purified) • First and Second medical use (allow protection via modifying requirement of novelty/type of claims) 15 TRIPS Agreement Implementation: Art. 27 and more extensive protection • After TRIPS Multilateral Agreements and the MFN (PLT) and current negotiations (SCP); • The revisions to agreements incorporated by reference into TRIPS (Paris, Berne, Washington); and • TRIPS negotiations  The way forward:
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Score: 587814.65 - https://www.wto.org/english/tr...top_e/trips_e/Marco_Aleman.pdf
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