Intellectual property is the main key for the success of social, economic, and cultural development.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Ambassador Hasan Kleib, Indonesian permanent representative to the United Nations, WTO, and other international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, chaired the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property's (CDIP's) 24th Session in Geneva on Nov 18-22, 2019.

The 24th Session of CDIP was held at the Headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and attended by delegations from 192 member countries of WIPO and the WIPO Director General, the Geneva-based Indonesian Permanent Representative office (PTRI) noted in a statement on Saturday.

"Intellectual property is the main key for the success of social, economic, and cultural development. In this case, through the CDIP, all WIPO member countries and stakeholders are expected to continuously offer inputs and find solutions to various challenges on intellectual property and development," Ambassador Kleib noted in his remarks.

The session agreed on the implementation of the 2021 International Conference on Intellectual Property (IP) and Development to be themed "Innovation in Green Technologies for Sustainable Development."

The 24th Session of CDIP also concurred on three topics of Intellectual Property and Development agenda for 2020-2021, respectively on Technology Support Centers, IP and Innovation for Entrepreneurs, and IP Commercialization and Technology Transfer.

The meeting also endorsed a proposal jointly tabled by Indonesia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, and Poland to publish a guide book on drafting program proposals of WIPO.

On the sidelines of the CDIP session, Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia, grouped in MIKTA, organized a seminar themed "Intellectual Property and Innovation for MSMEs".

Ambassador Kleib was concurrently chairman of the 23th Session of CDIP held in Geneva in May 2019.

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry and member countries lauded Kleib’s chairmanship so far.

In addition to being the CDIP chairman, Indonesia is concurrently deputy chairman for text negotiations for protection of Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore in the Committee of IGC-GRTKF of WIPO, and coordinator of the Like Minded Group of Countries (LMCs) in the same committee.

Translator: Yashinta DP, Fardah
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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