Title: Geographical indications for UN sustainable development goals: intellectual property, sustainable development and M&E systems

Authors: Angela Giménez Barrera

Addresses: MA International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT2 7NZ, UK

Abstract: This article understands geographical indications as a development tool along with a multiple-sector approach: public, private and in partnerships; the not-for-profit to add value; the academic to analyse its collective dimensions. GIs can be used as an investment incentive within public-private partnerships. Awareness-raising is linked to explaining/understanding the GI system's status quo of international law construct, under the European Union, United Nations and the World Bank Group frameworks. Consequentially, interest is sourced from the academic, private, public and not-for-profit sectors, principally professionals with social, economic, legal and environmental backgrounds. The provision of reference material is valuable for readers to fully grasp the GI link to sustainable development. It applies international relations "constructivism" within trade, international cooperation and intellectual property. It provides substantial evidence on policies and actions integrating the GI framework to accelerate UN SDGs. The analysis sets the ground for developing a coherent GI monitoring and evaluation system globally.

Keywords: geographical indications; business management; collective organisation; sustainable development; sustainable investment; UN SDGs; public-private partnerships; intellectual property; IP; economics; agroecology; poverty relief; conflict management; M&E systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2020.108099

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2020 Vol.10 No.2, pp.113 - 173

Received: 02 May 2019
Accepted: 16 May 2019

Published online: 18 Jun 2020 *

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