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ORIGINAL: English
DATE: August 30, 1996

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

GENEVA

DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE
ON
CERTAIN COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBORING RIGHTS
QUESTIONS

Geneva, December 2 to 20, 1996

DRAFT AGENDA

approved by the Preparatory Committee of the Diplomatic Conference
and noted with approval by the General Assembly of WIPO
and the Assembly of the Berne Union

Observations of the International Bureau

1. The Draft Agenda, set out below, was proposed by the Director General of WIPO to the Preparatory Committee of the Proposed Diplomatic Conference (December 1996) on Certain Copyright and Neighboring Rights Questions and was considered by that Committee in its meeting held in Geneva on May 20 and 21, 1996 (see documents CRNR/PM/5 and 8).

2. The Preparatory Committee approved the draft agenda as proposed to it (see document CRNR/PM/8, paragraph 56).

3. Subsequently, the General Assembly of WIPO (at its eighteenth session (6th extraordinary)) and the Assembly of the Berne Union (at its nineteenth session (7th extraordinary)), in joint meetings held in Geneva on May 21 and 22, 1996, noted with approval the conclusions of the Preparatory Committee (document AB/XXVIII/3, paragraph 7).

AGENDA


1. Opening of the Conference by the Director General of WIPO

2. Consideration and adoption of the Rules of Procedure

3. Election of the President of the Conference

4. Consideration and adoption of the agenda

5. Election of the Vice-Presidents of the Conference

6. Election of the members of the Credentials Committee

7. Election of the members of the Drafting Committee

8. Election of the Officers of the Credentials Committee, the Main Committees and Drafting Committee

9. Consideration of the first report of the Credentials Committee

10. Opening declarations by Delegations and by representatives of Observer Organizations

11. Consideration of the texts proposed by the Main Committees

12. Consideration of the second report of the Credentials Committee

13. Adoption of the Treaty

14. Adoption of any recommendation, resolution, agreed statement or final act

15. Closing declarations by Delegations and by representatives of Observer Organizations

16. Closing of the Conference by the President

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