WIPO Announces the Theme of World IP Day 2024: "IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity"
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently announced the theme of the World Intellectual Property Day 2024: "IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity".
In 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all member states of the United Nations, with the aim of providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At the heart of the 2030 Agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which concern, among others, the themes of poverty fighting, good health and well-being, reducing equalities, sustainable economic growth, responsible consumption and production, affordable energy, climate change, conservation of marine resources, and protection of terrestrial ecosystems.
To achieve the SDGs, the WIPO advocated the need to re-think how we live, work and play, and using World Intellectual Property Day 2024 as an opportunity to explore how IP encourages and amplifies the innovative and creative solutions that are crucial to building our common future.
World Intellectual Property Day provides a unique opportunity to join with others around the globe to consider how IP can help global arts scene to flourish and enable the technological innovation that drives human progress. In 2000, WIPO member states designated April 26 - the date on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 - as World Intellectual Property Day, with the aim of increasing general awareness and understanding of IP.