The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Geneva. It is the UN's coordinating authority on international public health.
- We are actively involved in discussions on public health and on protecting intellectual property, e.g. for improved access to drugs
- We are committed to ensuring intellectual property has a good reputation as an incentive, in particular in relation to the development and therefore the availability of new drugs
- We advise the Swiss delegation, which is led by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
- We also play an active role in negotiating the relevant resolutions
A working group of the Swiss government (co-led by the IPI) published an Overview on the implementation and contribution of Swiss actors (pdf) in May 2011 on the WHO's Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
Harmonisation and partial revision of guidelines as of 1 July 2023
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"