183. Australia takes an active role in promoting technical cooperation and capacity-building in the intellectual property field, as we have highlighted in our 2021 Article 67 Report. We would also like to take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to technical cooperation and intellectual property capacity-building activities and in light of the disruptions posed by COVID-19, we recognize the need to elevate many of these initiatives to ensure an equitable and strong global response to the pandemic. 184. Australia fulfils its Article 67 technical cooperation commitment through multilateral, regional and bilateral programmes and activities. Many activities are focused on developing and least developed country Members in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia works closely with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat and other partners to assist developing and LDCs to build their intellectual property capacity and systems. We would be happy to discuss our report further with any interested delegations.
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