World Intellectual Property Organization

Office of the Director General (ODG)

The ODG is responsible for ensuring the efficient coordination of WIPO’s strategic goals across internal sectors of the Organization, between the secretariat and its member states, as well as other external stakeholders, including other agencies of the United Nations.

In addition, the ODG coordinates the Director General’s external and internal official engagements and commitments, advising on follow up action and monitoring their progress.

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What we are trying to achieve

Our expected results in 2014/15 are:

  • Effective engagement with member states (VIII.3).
  • WIPO effectively interacts and partners with UN and other IGO processes and negotiations (VIII.5).
  • A smooth functioning secretariat with a well-managed and appropriately skilled workforce, which is effectively delivering results (IX.2).

These contribute to WIPO Strategic Goals IX - "efficient administrative and financial support " and VIII -"a responsive communications interface between WIPO, its members and all stakeholders."

What we do

Our activities include:

  • Coordination across internal sectors
    • Coordination between the secretariat and member states and other external stakeholders
    • Coordination of the DG's external and internal official engagements and monitoring follow up
    • Protocol and events management
    • Running the WIPO Information Center and exhibitions.

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