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Unlocking potential of intellectual property rights to support the creative economy
18 May 2021
By Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Intellectual Property and Development in the Digital Economy
10 Apr 2019
In the context of the e-commerce week, UNCTAD on 4 April 2019 organized a panel discussion on Intellectual Property and Development in the Digital Economy.
East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity
4 Nov 2016
The $5 billion East African pharmaceutical market is expected to grow by more than 12% per year for the next five years, as lifestyle changes in the region lead to higher rates of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes.
Investments needed to scale up access to essential medicines
17 Oct 2014
Improving access to medicines can be enhanced by local production of pharmaceuticals in developing countries. But to do so, both the public and the private sector need to work together, said James Zhan, Director of UNCTAD's Division on Investment and Enterprise at the World Investment Forum's Policy Debate on Public Health.
The role of intellectual property in technology transfer and competition
2 May 2014
Students at Lund University of Sweden learn from an UNCTAD partnership how policy frameworks can help build domestic technological capacities and the role of intellectual property rights in this regard.
WIPO and UNCTAD hold first cooperation meeting
23 Oct 2012
The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and UNCTAD have launched a process of regular meetings at the senior level to strengthen collaboration between the two agencies on a range of different areas of work.
UNCTAD report calls for improved access to medicines in context of local pharmaceutical production
20 Sep 2012
An UNCTAD report now made available on the website suggests that a coherent framework linking local pharmaceutical production to greater access from the onset within countries is urgently called for to harness the full potential of local production capacities. Improvement in access to medicines in the context of local production should not be incidental but should be an explicit goal, the report says.
Technology and intellectual property licensing: Experts agree countries should have flexibility in regulation
4 Sep 2012
Experts participating in a panel discussion yesterday on how Japan has applied competition policy in the regulation of technology and intellectual property (IP)-related licensing agreements agreed that countries should have the flexibility to use approaches that seem to fit their domestic priorities and their relative levels of development.
UNCTAD and WIPO to establish regular consultation mechanism
25 Jun 2012
Recalling the references on technology and intellectual property contained in the Doha Mandate adopted at the conclusion of the UNCTAD XIII ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar on 26 April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has proposed the establishment of a regular consultation mechanism between the two organizations at the level of Deputy Secretary-General and Deputy Director General to strengthen consultation and coordination on issues of mutual interest.
UNCTAD report says least developed countries in position to improve access to medicines through local production
9 May 2011
Events shaping the global pharmaceutical industry provide an unprecedented opportunity for the least developed countries (LDCs) to attract investment in the pharmaceutical sector, including from other developing countries, a new UNCTAD report contends. With the right set of policies in place, LDCs can use the local production of pharmaceuticals to help ensure greater access to essential medicines, the study says.