Globalization at a crossroad: solidarity or war

The event entitled “Globalization at a crossroad: solidarity or war” “Innovative financing : a new political and economic concept to achieve the Millennium Development Goals” will feature Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Innovative Financing for Development and Chairman of the Executive Board of UNITAID.

In his presentation, Mr. Douste-Blazy will focus on how innovative financing can contribute to achieving the MDGs by making available, among others, appropriate and adapted paediatric antiretrovirals (ARVs) treatments for expectant mothers and therefore reducing the mother to child transmission of HIV.

Mr. Douste-Blazy will further aim to raise awareness on some of the innovative financing mechanisms for development.