Global Challenges

The WIPO Global Challenges Program addresses innovation and intellectual property at the nexus of interconnected global issues, in particular global health, climate change and, to a lesser extent, food security.

The choice of priorities reflects both the focus of member states (e.g., in the post-2015 Development Agenda) and the potential for innovation-driven solutions to deliver tangible results.  As such, the Program does not deal with substantive intellectual property issues of technical nature.  However, the work of the program may be relevant for substantive discussions, since it can provide background information and policy support.