second session of the IIM was held from June
20 to 22, 2005 and attended by 77 Member States, 10 IGOs and 33 NGOs. Two non-accredited
NGOs were admitted to attend, on an
ad hoc basis, without implications as to their status for future WIPO meetings. The
Report of the first session was adopted.
Two new proposals were presented
- by Bahrain (co-sponsored by Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi
Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates and Yemen) (document IIM/2/2) relating to the
Importance of Intellectual Property in Social and Economic Development and National Development
- by the United Kingdom relating to Intellectual Property and Development (document IIM/2/3).
The IIM had a useful exchange of views on a number of proposals, taken from a list derived from
written submissions from Member States.
The IIM decided to continue consideration of those and any other possible new proposals, at the subsequent session.