IGC Preparation Kit (IGC 35)

The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) meets several times a year in Geneva.

This page provides the most relevant documents and materials to help participants prepare for the upcoming session – including for consultations with indigenous peoples, local communities and other stakeholders.

The thirty-fifth session of the IGC (March 19 to 23, 2018) will address the theme of genetic resources.

Informal information session

At preparatory informal information sessions, the WIPO secretariat provides member state representatives in Geneva with information on the key issues under discussion at each upcoming IGC session, as well as on practical arrangements.

The informal information session for IGC 35 took place at WIPO Headquarters on March 8, 2018.

  • Presentation slides PDF, Presentation slides for IGC 35

Video: Informal information session (March 8, 2018)

Preparation kits of previous IGC sessions