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Progress report on globalization, E/CN.4/Sub.2/2001/10, August 2, 2001

Progress report on globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of human rights submitted by J. Oloka-Onyango and Deepika Udagama,  in accordance with Sub-Commission resolution 1999/8 and Commission on Human Rights decision 2000/102

30. […] Lastly, the focus on differential pricing [of life-saving drugs] between (rich and poor) countries omits consideration of the fact that there are many people within developed countries who are also unable to afford the same drugs. This may be on account of an inaccessible or inhospitable health care system (in terms of cost or an absence of adequate social welfare mechanisms), or because of racial, gender, sexual orientation or other forms of discrimination. […]

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