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1 UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN WIPO: DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

2 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA Covered by Intellectual Property and Economic Development Division Covered by Intellectual Property and Economic Development Division Within the Office of Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Development Within the Office of Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Development

3 BACKGROUND General Assembly Thirty-First (15 Extraordinary) Session, 2004 General Assembly Thirty-First (15 Extraordinary) Session, 2004 Proposal by Argentina and Brazil (and supported by other countries) « Group of Friends of Development » Proposal by Argentina and Brazil (and supported by other countries) « Group of Friends of Development » Initiative welcomed inter- sessional intergovernmental meetings Initiative welcomed inter- sessional intergovernmental meetings

4 IIM Three sessions in 2005 Three sessions in proposals 111 proposals Information document on development cooperation activities of the International Bureau of WIPO Information document on development cooperation activities of the International Bureau of WIPO Useful exchange of views on a number of proposals but no consensus reached Useful exchange of views on a number of proposals but no consensus reached

5 IIM General Assembly Thirty-Second (17th Ordinary) Session, 2005 General Assembly Thirty-Second (17th Ordinary) Session, 2005 Constitution of Provisional Committee to take forward IIM process Constitution of Provisional Committee to take forward IIM process Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA) Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA)

6 Provisional Committee on Proposal Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA) Two sessions 2006 Two sessions 2006 Chairman, Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo, prepared set of clusters and requested Member States/Groups to place their proposals in appropriate clusters Chairman, Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo, prepared set of clusters and requested Member States/Groups to place their proposals in appropriate clusters No consensus reached No consensus reached

7 PCDA Thirty-Third (16th Extraordinary) Session, renewal of mandate of PCDA Thirty-Third (16th Extraordinary) Session, renewal of mandate of PCDA Facilitate work and Streamline process Facilitate work and Streamline process narrow down proposals to avoid repetition narrow down proposals to avoid repetition separate proposals- actionable - declarations separate proposals- actionable - declarations note proposals relating to existing WIPO activity note proposals relating to existing WIPO activity

8 PCDA Two session to be held in 2007 Two session to be held in 2007 Third PCDA February 19-23, 2007 Third PCDA February 19-23, 2007 Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke new Chairman of PCDA Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke new Chairman of PCDA Document of Ambassador Manalo used as basis for discussion. Document of Ambassador Manalo used as basis for discussion.

9 PCDA Annex A of that document discussed Annex A of that document discussed Informal discussions with groups and Members States. Informal discussions with groups and Members States. Chair requested specific delegations to coordinate discussions on different clusters Chair requested specific delegations to coordinate discussions on different clusters Draft list (40 proposals regrouped into 24) to be recommended for action to 2007 General Assembly Draft list (40 proposals regrouped into 24) to be recommended for action to 2007 General Assembly

10 PCDA Fourth Session of PCDA scheduled for June 11-15, 2007 Fourth Session of PCDA scheduled for June 11-15, 2007 Annex B to be discussed Annex B to be discussed Recommendations forwarded to 2007 General Assembly Recommendations forwarded to 2007 General Assembly

11 Thank You


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