May 24, 2024

Closing Session of the WIPO Diplomatic Conference which adopted the new WIPO Treaty on Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources

Holy See reaffirms the importance of excluding human genetic resources from the scope of this Treaty, as set forth in Article 2 and agreed upon throughout the preparatory works. This underscores that respect for human dignity remains the foremost shared principle that underpins our coexistence, the sanctity of human life, and the common good.

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