Our cooperation activities take many forms including:
Assisting governments and individuals to use IP for economic development;
Building public-private partnerships to address global challenges; and
Cooperating with member states to develop global IP infrastructure and build respect for IP.
The WIPO Academy is the center of excellence for IP human capacity building for WIPO member states.
As a specialized agency of the United Nations, we are committed to working with developing and least developed countries to enable them to reap benefits from the IP system and to enhance their participation in the global innovation economy.
The Development Agenda ensures that development is taken into account at every step of our work. We do this through practical projects and activities, as well as by applying Organization-wide principles and objectives.
The Patent Information Initiative for Medicines (Pat-INFORMED) provides a service to the global health community, particularly those involved in procurement of medicines, by facilitating easy access to medicine patent information.
The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) works within the IP system to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats and to make them available to the people who need them.
Through innovative research partnerships and knowledge sharing, WIPO Re:Search catalyzes the development of medical products to treat neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.
By connecting technology and service providers with those seeking innovative solutions WIPO GREEN serves as an interactive marketplace that promotes the spread of green technologies to combat climate change.