Indonesia’s Ambassador Hasan Kleib Elected as WIPO Dep. Director General
Date 5 Desember 2020
Ambassador Hasan Kleib, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations, World Trade Organization (WTO), and other international organizations was elected as Deputy Director General for Regional and National Development Sector of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The election took place during WIPO Coordination Committee Session held at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday (3/12).
He was elected along with three other deputies from the United States, China, and France. They will assume their duties as deputy director general on 1 January 2021 to 30 September 2026.
Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly said that he is incredibly proud for the election of Hasan Kleib as a Deputy Director General of WIPO.
“It marks Indonesia’s history where representative of the Republic of Indonesia holds a top strategic position at an international organization,” Yasonna said in Jakarta on Thursday (3/12).
The election is also in line with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s mission to put Indonesia’s best people at international organizations.
The Minister went on to say that Ministry of Law and Human Rights had concurred with Ministry of Foreign Affairs to nominate an Indonesian representative as deputy director general of WIPO and proposed it at the WIPO annual meeting on 21 September 2020.
He said that the participation reflected Indonesia’s significant attention to intellectual property rights and its protection. Moreover, the Ministry continues to intensify dissemination and protection of intellectual property through the Ministry’s Directorate General of Intellectual Property.
“It will bring great benefits for Indonesia. Moreover, intellectual rights will be highly respected,” he said adding that it will also contribute to development of innovation and creativity on intellectual rights in Indonesia and the world, as well as to polish Indonesia’s reputation.
We have assisted the nomination of Indonesia’s representative as a deputy director general of WIPO with proactiveness, consistency, and good diplomacy until it was realized, he added.
For the record, WIPO is an international organization established in 1967 and has 193 member countries. It has a mission to develop a balanced and effective international intellectual property system. (MOFA PR/Ministry of Law and Human Rights PR/UN) (RAS/MMB)