|Date and venue||October 25, 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland)|
|Previous / future meetings||WIPO-WHO-WTO/IP/GE/15 >> WIPO-WHO-WTO/IP/GE/16 >> WHO-WIPO-WTO/GE/18|
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|Topic(s)||Global Challenges, WHO, WIPO, WTO Trilateral Cooperation on Public Health, IP and Trade|
|WIPO New Conference Hall (start time 9.30 a.m.)|
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing challenges for humanity. It affects all areas of health, involves many sectors and has an impact on the whole of society. Increasing resistance threatens to roll back the achievements of modern medicine as many medicinal procedures rely on effective antibiotics. Antibiotics, more than other medicines, can be considered a public good for which society has a collective responsibility. The Symposium will offer a forum to exchange views and experiences, to achieve a better understanding of the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance and to envisage possible ways forward.