UN Entities/Organizations

The UN system recognizes that information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to sustainable development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development.

In addition, these solutions can promote competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, trade and development, poverty eradication and social inclusion that will help to expedite the integration of all countries, especially developing countries and the least developed countries, into the global economy.

Being an active member in the UN system, MCIT plays an effective role in several UN agencies including the main UN entity in charge of ICT; namely the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Whether in responding to the call for bridging digital divides, encouraging and strengthening continuing cooperation between and among stakeholders from both developed and developing countries, MCIT is keen as well on developing the digital economy, being an important and growing part of the global economy.

Egypt is aware of capacity-building mechanisms and opportunities from the entire United Nations system. In this regard, it works hand in hand with the United Nations funds and programs and specialized agencies, within their respective mandates and strategic plans, to contribute to the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and emphasizes the importance of allocating adequate resources.

Egypt is in full alignment with the UN vision, recognizes the need to harness the potential of information and communications technologies as critical enablers of sustainable development and to overcome digital divides. It stresses that capacity-building for the productive use of such technologies should be given due consideration in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the United Nations specialized agencies founded in 1967, headquartered in Geneva, Swiss.

WIPO aims to promote the protection of intellectual property around the world through cooperation among states and international organizations. It is dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity. Its mission is to promote innovation and creativity for the economic, social and cultural development of all countries through a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system.

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation and a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 188 member states.

MCIT participates in WIPO Conversations on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions to exchange views on AI for deductive purposes and formulating the right questions concerning AI and IP systems, policies, and rights. It also participates in WIPO Lex-Judgements. WIPO Lex provides free of charge access to legal information on IP from around the world. WIPO Lex Database provides access to 52700 legal documents from laws, treaties, and judgments collections.

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