Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Portal

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"Glwa", Heiltsuk canoe (UN Photo/John Isaac)

Links to resources for indigenous peoples and local communities.
 

Participating in the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee (IGC)

The WIPO IGC is undertaking text-based negotiations with the objective of reaching agreement on a text (or texts) of an international legal instrument (or instruments) which will ensure the effective protection of traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources.

WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Program

Indigenous fellows work in WIPO’s Traditional Knowledge Division on issues relevant to indigenous peoples, including the IGC, WIPO’s outreach to indigenous peoples and local communities, WIPO’s cooperation with the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Program

WIPO Indigenous Scholarship for Summer School 2018

Two WIPO scholarships are available in support of indigenous people's participation in the WIPO-UNIGE Summer School on Intellectual Property that will take place from June 25 to July 6, 2018 in Geneva (Switzerland).

  • Details on the modalities and conditions PDF, Modalities and conditions relevant to those two WIPO scholarships .
  • Application form DOC, Application form PDF, Application form

The deadline to apply is March 12, 2018.

Events, Publications and Documents

  • UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2017 – WIPO Side Event (July 11, 2017) PDF, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2017 – WIPO Side Event (April 25, 2017)
  • Protect and Promote Your Culture: A Practical Guide to Intellectual Property for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
  • Indigenous panel: Outstanding/Pending Issues in the IGC Draft Articles on the Protection of TCEs: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities Perspectives (June 12, 2017) PDF, Indigenous panel:  Outstanding/Pending Issues in the IGC Draft Articles on the Protection of TCEs: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities Perspectives (June 12, 2017)
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2017 – WIPO Side Event (April 25, 2017) PDF, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2017 – WIPO Side Event (April 25, 2017)
  • Indigenous panel: IGC Draft Articles on the Protection of TCEs: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Perspectives (February 27, 2017) PDF, Indigenous panel:  IGC Draft Articles on the Protection of TCEs: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Perspectives (February 27, 2017)
  • Indigenous panel: Outstanding/Pending Issues in the IGC Draft Articles on the Protection of TK: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities Perspectives (November 28, 2016) PDF, Indigenous panel:  Outstanding/Pending Issues in the IGC Draft Articles on the Protection of TK: Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities Perspectives (November 28, 2016)
  • Indigenous panel: IGC Draft Articles on the Protection of TK: Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Perspectives (September 19, 2016)  PDF, Indigenous panel: IGC Draft Articles on the Protection of TK: Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Perspective (September 2016)
  • Indigenous panel: Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Sharing Indigenous and Local Community Experiences and Perspectives (May 30, 2016) PDF, Flyer on indigenous panel on IP, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Sharing Indigenous and Local Community Experiences and Perspectives (May 30, 2016)
  • Indigenous perspectives on the negotiations underway at WIPO (WIPO side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - May 12, 2016) PDF, Flyer on Indigenous perspectives on the negotiations underway at WIPO
  • Indigenous panel: Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Indigenous and Local Community Perspectives (February 15, 2016) PDF, Flyer on indigenous panel on IP, traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources
  • Practical workshops for Indigenous Peoples and local communities on intellectual property and traditional knowledge
  • Indigenous perspectives on recent developments in the WIPO negotiations on IP and traditional knowledge (WIPO side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - May 20, 2014) PDF, Flyer on the IPO side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Indigenous perspectives on WIPO negotiations on IP and traditional knowledge
  • Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: An Overview
  • Background Briefs on Selected Topics
  • WIPO Traditional Knowledge Documentation Toolkit
  • Customary Law and Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property and Human Rights
  • Traditional Knowledge Documentation and IP (WIPO side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - May 21, 2013)
  • WIPO presentation at United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (May 10, 2012)

 

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