German Velasquez


Dr Germán Velásquez is Special Adviser for Health and Development at the South Centre, Geneva. Dr. Velásquez holds a degree in Philosophy and Humanities, and a Master’s in Economics and a PhD in Health Economics from the Sorbonne University, Paris. In 2010 he received a PHD Honoris Causa on Public Health from the University of Caldas, Colombia.Until May 2010, he was Director of the World Health Organization –WHO- Secretariat on PublicHealth, Innovation and Intellectual Property, at the Director General Office, in Geneva. He is a pioneer on the debate on health, IP and acces to medicines and he represented WHO at the WTO Council for TRIPS from 2001 to 2010.


Velásquez G. “Acceso a Medicamentos : Retos, Respuestas y derechos” Ed. Universidad de Caldas, Manizales Colombia, 2010. Velásquez G. Correa C. “Innovation Pharmaceutique et santé publique” Ed. L’Harmattan, Paris 2010. Velásquez G. Correa C. “L’accès au médicaments: Entre le droit à la santé et les nouvelles régles de comerce International. Ed. L’Harmattan, Paris 2010. Velásquez G. "Le médicament et la personne" ovra colectiva Universidad de Burgonia, CNRS Vo. 29 France. Velásquez G, "Mondialisation et Accès aux Médicaments - perspectives sur l'Accord sur les ADPIC de l'OMC (troisième édition révisée)". Série "Economie de la Santé et Médicaments", N°. 7. Genève, Organisation mondiale de la Santé, 2005. WHO/TCM/2005.2.

Contact Information

South Centre, Case postale 228
1211 Geneva 19


Current position:
Special Adviser for Health and Development
South Centre, 17-19 chemin du Champ d'Anier, 1211 Genève 19
Other Institution:
South Centre