Every year on April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. This day was first instituted in 2001 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to highlight and explain the role played by intellectual property rights in promoting innovation and creativity. 

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Intellectual Property and the Sustainable Development Goals: building our common future through innovation and creativity”. 

It is an opportunity to highlight how #IntellectualProperty encourages sustainable solutions and plays a crucial role in the creation of environmentally-friendly technologies and practices. It encourages innovation and creativity, and helps stimulate investment in these activities. It is a true instrument for human progress. 

Together, let’s cultivate an ecosystem where creativity can flourish and innovative ideas can contribute to a better world for all. 

More information on: https://www.wipo.int/web/ipday/2024-sdgs/index