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.
Working documentsThe main working documents for the 26th session of the IGC are:
See also the brief summary of documents for a short explanation.
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
View the video of the January 20 session.