Innovation and New Technologies for Intellectual Property Systems

9 March, 2022

Photo: WIPO

WIPO and UNICC explore enhanced collaboration opportunities in Valencia, Spain

Tima Soni, Chief, Cybersecurity Division at UNICC, welcomed WIPO Director-General Daren Tang on 12 February to UNICC’s offices in Valencia, on his three-day visit to Spain. 

Director-General Tang and the UNICC team toured the offices at the UN Global Service Centre (UNGSC), the UN permanent logistics base. They discussed UNICC’s Centre of Excellence and the increasingly forward-looking technology services like UN Community Cloud, cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence that UNICC offers to its over 80 Clients and Partner Organizations.

UNICC has been providing services to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for nearly 50 years. Now, culminating in this visit, the two organizations are exploring new ways to strengthen this long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationship. WIPO is also part of UNICC’s Advisory Group and among the top three Partner Organizations contributing to UNICC’s budget. 

UNICC, regarded as a strategic partner by WIPO, is already enabling the organization through multiple services.

WIPO visiting Valencia UN Base
Photos: UNGSC/Puertas and UNICC/Gil

As part of the tour, Director-General Tang visited UNICC’s Common Secure Operations Centre, where a specialized unit of cybersecurity practitioners monitors, analyzes and responds to cybersecurity events threatening the UN family.

It was an honour for us at UNICC to welcome WIPO’s Director-General Daren Tang to the UN Base in Valencia, home to our largest office and our Digital and Cyber Centres of Excellence. Thanks to the Spanish Government, the Valencian Community and the UNGSC for organizing and hosting this event.

Sameer Chauhan, Director, UNICC

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation. With 193 member states, its mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. 

Director-General Tang showed appreciation for UNICC’s tailored digital business solutions supporting the organization’s technology and business units and encouraged UNICC to keep pushing the boundaries in building next-generation technology solutions for the UN family.UNICC would like to thank the UN GSC for organizing Director-General Tang’s visit to the UN Support Base in Valencia.