World Intellectual Property Organization

Assemblies Affairs and Documentation Division

The Assemblies Affairs and Documentation Division functions as the secretariat for WIPO governing bodies, that is, the WIPO General Assembly, the WIPO Coordination Committee and each of the 18 Assemblies and other governing bodies of the treaties administered by WIPO.

The Division is responsible for the overall planning, coordination and smooth conduct of the meetings of these bodies.

Contact us


  • Director of the Division: Sergio Balibrea (photo on Flickr)
  • Executive Director of the Office of the Director General: Naresh Prasad 
  • Program 21: Executive Management (2014/15 Program and Budget PDF, Program and Budget)
  • Reporting to: ADG Naresh Prasad

What we are trying to achieve

Our expected results in 2014/15 are:

  • Effective engagement with member states.

This contributes to WIPO's Strategic Goal VIII: "a responsive communications interface between WIPO, its member states and all stakeholders."

What we do

    Our activities include:

  • Planning, preparing and conducting the meetings of the WIPO Assemblies;
  • Monitoring and coordinating the preparation of relevant documents;
  • Liaising with other UN agencies and intergovernmental organizations on matters related to the governing bodies.

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