Breakthroughs start with an idea. Strong IP rights help innovators foster and drive transformational progress.
Innovators turn a vision into something of great value. Strong IP protections help ensure innovators continue to thrive.
On October 1, Daren Tang of Secretary-General started his six-year term as the newest Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization. His appointment comes at a critical time for the organization, as the world continues to work tirelessly to find effective treatments, vaccines and other solutions to address COVID-19. Effective IP protections are essential to fighting the pandemic.
WHO Special Session of the Executive Board
Special hybrid session of the Executive Board on the implementation of Resolution WHA 73.1. Learn More
World Health Assembly Meeting
Resumed session of the virtual WHA73 that met with a reduced agenda between 18–19 May 2020. Learn more