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.
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
The motion “Towards a modern Swiss patent” has been approved – the IPI is preparing a preliminary draft of the revision of the Patents Act
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions