Union internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales (UPOV)

International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
Unión Internacional para la Protección de las Obtenciones Vegetales
Internationaler Verband zum Schutz von Pflanzenzuechtungen

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URL: https://www.upov.int/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UPOVint
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/upov-official
Youtube: https://youtube.com/upov

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1961-12-02 Paris France


Founded by T-XT6157 - International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, 1961; the Convention entered into force in 1968 and was revised: 10 Nov 1972, Geneva (Switzerland); 23 Oct 1978, Geneva; 19 Mar 1991, Geneva.

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Provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection with the aim of encouraging development of new varieties of plants for the benefit of society.


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Council (meeting annually in Ordinary Session). Office (secretariat) headed by Secretary-General, located in Geneva (Switzerland). UPOV Secretary-General is also Director General of WIPO.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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