Intellectual Property


UNCTAD contributes to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by:

  • Building capacity in developing countries on the use of appropriate investment and intellectual property (IP) frameworks to promote partnerships and the transfer of emerging technologies, e.g. pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clean energy, information and communication technologies.
  • Advising developing countries on:

    • The role of investment and IP policies on emerging technologies.

    • IP implications of big data solutions and artificial intelligence and the application to public health.

  • Promoting cooperation on investment to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), considering the specific situation in developing countries and the need to prevent stockouts of essential generic antimicrobial treatments.


Flag of South Africa
31 May 2018South Africa adopts new IP policy improving access to medicine
Global Goal 3
20 October 2017Fighting the war on antibiotic resistance with new investment schemes -- Q&A with Christoph Spennemann
04 November 2016East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity
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