Kamil Idris Providing Solutions To Intellectual Property

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an organization based in Geneva that provides Intellectual Property (IP) services to businesses and individuals to encourage creativity and innovation. Intellectual property is a significant determinant of the development and growth of any country even as globalization continues to influence the way firms across the globe outsource their product contract manufacturing and the decisions companies make in managing their supply chains. However, globalization has brought with it numerous shortcomings that continue to be the primary challenges facing the actualization of Intellectual Property. For example, Dr. Kamil Idris claims there is an increase in piracy and counterfeiting which has resulted in the backlogs in processing patent applications. The rise in copyright piracy has seen many authors lose the authenticity of their materials which are distributed without their legal authorization. Also, with the increase in globalization, there is the need for intensive training of IP and development of human resources and IP capacity.


In a recent interview, the one-time Director General of WIPO Kamil Idris shared some of the steps that the organization has made to bring solutions to the challenges in IP. For example, WIPO has formed the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty, Performances Treaty, and WIPO Phonograms to foster the international copyright policy.


About Kamil Idris

Born in Sudan, Kamil Idris is a former Director General of (WIPO). Kamil also worked at the International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties (UPOV) and held the position of Secretary-General. Idris is an academic scholar who holds multiple degrees from different universities. He attained two Master degrees in International Law and International Affairs from the University of Ohio, Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Philosophy and Economic Theories from the University of Cairo and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Khartoum.

Dr. Idris has worked in different fields before joining WIPO. Kamil Idris served as a Professor of International Law, an Attorney at law, Advocate and Commissioner for Oaths, and as an Ambassador in the Sudanese Foreign Service. He also worked in the Permanent Mission of Sudan before assuming the position of Coordinator and Spokesman of the Group of developing countries

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Woman’s Escape From North Korean Is A Story Of Bravery And Resilience

The North Korean government is one of the most serious violators of human rights on the planet. The few people that have escaped a torturous life in North Korea have told stories that send chills down the spines of people that only know the meaning of freedom. The people of North Korea have no concept of freedom, and that fact has never been explained better than by the book that was written by Yeonmi Park.

Park’s book, In order to Live: A North Korean Girl Journey To Freedom tells an incredible tale of survival, pain, abuse and finally freedom in words that are so compelling that the book is considered a must-read. The book is a must read for everyone, but especially for anyone that doesn’t believe North Korea is holding people captive using intimidation and force.

Yeonmi Park was only thirteen when she and her mother crossed North Korean borders to find a new life. Park and her mother decided to risk everything when Park’s father arranged for a group of black market traders to take them to freedom. Park’s father was arrested by North Korea for doing business with black market, and he paid for that offense with his life. Yeonmi’s sister also escape the country with a similar group of traders, but she was never heard from again.

The journey to freedom was a living nightmare for Yeonmi and her mother. Her new captors physically and mentally abused the women as they travel through the desert. Yeonmi Park describes on The Reason interview what she endured in the book, and it seems that journey was a path to another kind of death, but somehow Park found the resilience and the bravery to rise above the anguish and survive. Park and her mother made to it China, and they were able to find a South Korean embassy.

Freedom was finally a reality for the Park and her mother. One miserable journey was over, and her life as a North Korean captive was over as well. But Park said on the NY Times that she wanted to start new journey as a human rights activist, so she wrote a book and began to tell the world about the horrors of living in North Korea.