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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The UNCTAD Secretariat, through its Intellectual Property Unit, located within the Division on Investment and Enterprise, implements a programme on advancing the development dimension of intellectual property (IP) rights. Taking into account international and regional initiatives, such as those by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and World Health Organization (WHO), and the mandate under the Georgetown Covenant of 2021, UNCTAD focuses on improving the effective participation of developing countries in international IP norm setting, upgrading national IP policies and advancing regional cooperation on IP rights. It also works on building coherence between IP, investment and trade policies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, to address the changes brought by frontier technologies and to build productive capacity in vital sectors of developing countries’ economies, with a priority on the pharmaceutical and vaccine sectors. The work programme is partially funded by donor governments and institutions. Currently, the work programme targets technical assistance and capacity building in areas related to (1) local pharmaceutical and vaccines production, including in the context of COVID-19 and anti-microbial resistance (AMR); (2) regional and national policies on intellectual property; and (3) the role of IP in technology and R&D partnerships.

 

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List of programmes/projects

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# Title of programme or activity Start date Beneficiary Members or observers  
1 Addressing national investment incentives for local production of essential antibiotics 01/07/2021 Kenya; Uganda
2 Addressing investment incentives for production and supply of essential antibiotics at regional level (East African Community) 01/07/2021 Burundi; Kenya; Rwanda; Tanzania; Uganda
3 Pandemic preparedness beyond COVID-19: Investing in vaccines production and supply for LMICs 21/10/2021 Albania; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Bahrain, Kingdom of; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational State of; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Eswatini; Fiji; Gabon; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Israel; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait, the State of; Kyrgyz Republic; Macao, China; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova, Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Namibia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Macedonia; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Qatar; Russian Federation; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of; Seychelles; Singapore; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Chinese Taipei; Tajikistan; Thailand; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Türkiye; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe
4 Advisory services on technology transfer and intellectual property enablement for vaccines manufacturing 01/07/2021 Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Côte d'Ivoire; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Djibouti; Egypt; Eswatini; Gabon; The Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Tanzania; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
5 Technical advice on regional cooperation for pharmaceutical sector development 10/11/2021 Burundi; Kenya; Rwanda; Tanzania; Uganda
6 Capacity building and advisory services on regional cooperation on intellectual property rights 01/07/2020 Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Côte d'Ivoire; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Djibouti; Egypt; Eswatini; Gabon; The Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Tanzania; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
7 Intellectual property and public health: Case law database 01/06/2020 Albania; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Bahrain, Kingdom of; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational State of; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Eswatini; Fiji; Gabon; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Israel; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait, the State of; Kyrgyz Republic; Macao, China; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova, Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Namibia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Macedonia; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Qatar; Russian Federation; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of; Seychelles; Singapore; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Chinese Taipei; Tajikistan; Thailand; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Türkiye; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe
8 Partnership for capacity building and technical assistance on IP rights and sustainable development 01/07/2021 Albania; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Bahrain, Kingdom of; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational State of; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Eswatini; Fiji; Gabon; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Israel; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait, the State of; Kyrgyz Republic; Macao, China; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova, Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Namibia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Macedonia; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Qatar; Russian Federation; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of; Seychelles; Singapore; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Chinese Taipei; Tajikistan; Thailand; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Türkiye; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe