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IGC Preparation Kit (IGC 26)

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 next session – including for consultations with indigenous peoples, local communities and other stakeholders.

The twenty-sixth session of the IGC (February 3 - 7, 2014) focuses on IP and genetic resources.

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Working documents

The main working documents for the 26th session of the IGC are:

See also the brief summary of documents for a short explanation.

Key background materials

  • IGC Mandate 2014/2015 PDF, Mandate of the IGC
  • Background brief No. 2: The WIPO IGC PDF, Background brief on the WIPO IGC
  • Genetic Resources – Informal Issues Paper (EN PDF, Genetic Resources – Informal Issues Paper | AR PDF, Genetic Resources – Informal Issues Paper (Arabic version) | ZH PDF, Genetic Resources – Informal Issues Paper (Chinese version) | RU PDF, Genetic Resources – Informal Issues Paper (Russian version))

Informal information session

At preparatory informal information sessions, the WIPO secretariat provides member states' 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 26 took place at:
WIPO Headquarters (Room 13.1) on January 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m

  • Presentation slides PDF, Presentation slides of the IGC informal information session

View the video of the January 20 session.

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