Update on Covid-19

March 17, 2020

WIPO is closely following the evolving Covid-19 situation. We remain operational and the Organization continues to liaise with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Swiss authorities and take measures, in line with their guidelines, to mitigate the effects of this situation.

These measures were reinforced on March 17 and include:

  • Postponement (cancellation if postponement is not possible) of all events and meetings organized or co-organized by WIPO, either in Geneva or elsewhere, during the months of March and April;
  • Closure of WIPO premises to all individuals except for essential personnel whose physical presence on the WIPO campus is necessary to the delivery of the Organization’s business continuity plans;
  • Remote working arrangements for the vast majority of WIPO personnel to limit the need for movement while ensuring business continuity.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and will keep you informed of developments.

Thank you for your understanding.