first session of the Provisional Committee
on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA), was held from February 20 to 24, 2006.
Ninety-eight Member States and 48 Observers participated in the session.
The PCDA decided to admit, on an
ad hoc basis, two non-accredited NGOs, namely Association of 3D-Trade-Human
Rights-Equitable Economy and The Authors Guild, without implications as to their status for future
The PCDA discussed
- a proposal by the African Group, entitled "The African Proposal for the Establishment of a
Development Agenda for WIPO" (IIM/3/2 Rev.),
- a proposal by Chile (PCDA/1/2), a proposal by Colombia (PCDA/1/3),
- a proposal by the United States of America, "For the establishment of a partnership program in
WIPO: An elaboration of issues raised in document IIM/1/2" (PCDA/1/4), and
- a proposal by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay and Venezuela, entitled "Establishment of a Development Agenda for WIPO: A Framework for achieving concrete and practical results in the near and longer terms" (PCDA/1/5).
After consultations with the Regional Group Coordinators and Member States/Groups, which had submitted proposals in "actionable and operational form", the Chair prepared a set of clusters and requested the said Member States/Groups to place their respective proposals in the most appropriate cluster. The clusters and proposals were prepared and were to form the basis for discussions at the Second Session of the PCDA.