World Intellectual Property Organization

Inter-sessional Intergovernmental Meeting on a Development Agenda for WIPO

First Session, April 11 - 13, 2005

The first session of the IIM was held from April 11 to 13, 2005 and attended by 100 Member States, 18 intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and 40 non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In addition, the IIM decided to admit, on an ad hoc basis, 17 non-accredited NGOs, without implications as to their status for future WIPO meetings.

The IIM discussed

  • a proposal by Argentina and Brazil (co-sponsored by Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania and Venezuela) relating to the Establishment of a Development Agenda for WIPO (documents WO/GA/31/11 and WO/GA/31/14 ),
  • an additional elaboration of the "Group of Friends of Development" relating to a Proposal to Establish a Development Agenda for WIPO: An Elaboration of Issues Raised in Document WO/GA/31/11 ( document IIM/1/4 ),
  • a proposal by the United States of America for the Establishment of a Partnership Program in WIPO (document IIM/1/2),
  • a proposal by Mexico on Intellectual Property and Development (document IIM/1/3 ), and
  • observations by the United Kingdom relating to IP and Development (document IIM/1/5).

In order to discuss the proposals in greater detail, the IIM decided to continue discussions and consideration of the proposals at subsequent sessions of the IIM.

Member States were informed that they could submit additional proposals, in operational and actionable language, for consideration at the next session of the IIM.

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