Established in 1967 with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO is one of the Specialized Agencies of the United Nations. WIPO has 189 member states and is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. Their mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.
WIPO’s mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.
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Pursuing a career at WIPO means being part of a unique United Nations agency dedicated to making intellectual property work for innovation and creativity.
WIPO’s staff work in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams in a stimulating international setting. WIPO works with governments, intellectual property (IP) practitioners, civil society and the private sector to administer global IP services, develop international law and standards, set up collaborative networks, and build capacity in the use of IP for development.
The majority of WIPO’s staff positions are based at our Geneva headquarters.
To be able to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. WIPO looks for talented individuals from around the globe to fulfill their mandate.
“A diverse workforce is WIPO’s strongest asset.”
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