Prof. Kamil Idris is a lawyer with a Ph.D. in international law. He also has been honored across the globe with several honorary degrees from various universities. Currently, Prof. Kamil Idris serves as the Head of the International Court of Arbitration and Mediation. Formally, Prof. Kamil Idris served as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Prof. Kamil is also part of the leaders who form part of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD). WASD is a network of current leaders with the future leaders who believe in networking and formation of partnerships. These networks are to facilitate the sharing of ideas, exchange of knowledge and focusing on experience. This will help the future leaders learn about the environment and how to preserve it for sustainable development.
April 26th each year has grown in popularity as the World Intellectual Property Day in which the world celebrates all the small time innovators and artists who through hard work and creativity come up with revolutionary ideas ranging from just making music and movies to solutions to world problems. On such a day in 2008, Prof. Kamil Idris who by then was the Director General at WIPO retaliated on the importance of protecting intellectual property as with such protection there is more motivation for creators to keep creating without fear of loss of their property. Further, Prof. Kamil Idris highlights on how far innovation and creation have come a long way. The significant steps we have made as a species in every sector must be upheld, and that will require a collective effort among all stakeholders to achieve even better. Prof. Kamil Idris further went on to point out the link between the protection of creative ideas by patents and copyrights to the significant world problems like global warming. He ends his message for the celebrations that year by paying tribute to all creators and innovators out there who continually try to find solutions by critical thinking and make the world a better place.