WIPO Director General Daren Tang launched a package of support measures to assist member states in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and building back better as part of their sustainable post-COVID economic recovery efforts. In October 2021, WIPO member states approved this WIPO COVID-19 response package as part of its Program of Work and Budget 2022/23 .
The package aims to help member states deal with the pandemic, as well as leverage intellectual property (IP) to support creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurship needed for job creation, investment, enterprise growth and socio-economic development.
The response package will be tailored to meet the individual needs of member states and will adapt as the pandemic evolves. WIPO, via the COVID-19 Focal Point, will engage in a continuous dialogue with member states, and is open to their requests for targeted and customized support with respect to national priorities and challenges.