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13 Dec, 2017, 19:45 GMT Patrick Gaspard Named President of the Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations today announced the appointment of Patrick Gaspard as president, effective January 1, 2018. He has managed day-to-day...


14 Oct, 2015, 15:00 BST European Commission Must Ensure EU Investments Do Not Segregate People with Disabilities

A new report by the Open Society Foundations details the role of the European Commission in ensuring that Member States do not spend EU Structural...


05 Jun, 2015, 15:47 BST Indonesian academics and experts call for an evidence-based public health response to drugs in Indonesia

The following is being released by Open Society Foundations: In an open letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, published in the leading health...


25 Nov, 2013, 05:01 GMT Treatment Advocates Challenge Patent for New Hepatitis C Drug

The Open Society Foundations today welcomed a challenge in India to Gilead Science's patent application for their new medicine, sofosbuvir, by the...


10 Apr, 2013, 14:00 BST The Global Drug Prohibition Regime: Half a Century of Failed Policy-Making?

Global drug policy is facing an unprecedented level of scrutiny. Local and national governments are experimenting with regulation of previously...


18 Jan, 2013, 19:34 GMT Groups Petition European Parliament to Ensure Taxpayer Money Does Not Violate Rights of People with Disabilities

On Tuesday, 22 January 2013 at 12:30, leading European disability rights organizations, joined by MEPs Michael Cashman and Margrete Auken will speak...


07 Aug, 2012, 14:00 BST Former World Bank Vice President for Africa to Provide Economic Policy Advisory for Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Other Economies on the Continent

The Open Society Foundations today announced that it has asked Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, a world-renowned expert on economic reforms and economic...


17 Jul, 2012, 14:00 BST Police Routinely Confiscate Condoms from Sex Workers, Increasing HIV Risk Says Open Society Foundations

New research from six countries found that stop-and-search practices by the police are making sex workers less likely to carry condoms, said the Open ...


07 Dec, 2011, 16:21 GMT Christopher Stone Selected to Lead Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations today announced the appointment of Christopher Stone as the next president of the Foundations, effective July 2012. For...


20 Sep, 2011, 09:00 BST Muslims in Marseille Feel Abandoned by Their City

- Local-Based Initiatives Can Help Foster Better Relations between Muslim Residents and their City Muslims are not included in public policies and...