To raise the awareness of a wide array of public audience on the relationship between Intellectual Property (IP) and development on the international level, with a special focus on Access to Knowledge, for the purposes of promoting innovation and creativity and stimulating the development of an inclusive knowledge society in the Arab world.
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"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." James Madison
At the 32nd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/32) that met in Geneva from 9 – 13 May 2016, member states advanced discussion on three topics: libraries and archives working across borders, the need for libraries to be allowed to buy books available in other countries, and the right to use orphan works.
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