Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore: Twenty-fourth session
22-26 April 2013 (Geneva, Switzerland)

At its 24th session, the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will continue negotiations on an international instrument/instruments. The session will focus on traditional knowledge. A number of meeting documents, including the draft programme for the session, information on the WIPO Voluntary Fund for indigenous and local communities, the draft articles for the protection of traditional knowledge and information on the panel of indigenous and local communities, have been already posted on the meeting’s website. The theme of the panel of indigenous and local communities will be: “Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives on “… the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over … traditional knowledge…” (Article 31, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). Visit the meeting’s website … Online registration …

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