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Central Services Division

The Central Services Division (CSD) is committed to delivering responsive, effective, and high-quality services to WIPO sectors and employees. The division oversees various crucial functions, including:

  1. Maintaining a purpose-built and high-quality working environment for employees, delegates, and visitors by preserving the Headquarters’ buildings and landscape heritage in optimal technical and sustainable conditions.

  2. Offering support and guidance on the most suitable methods for procuring goods or services from external sources, which may include businesses or non-staff resources such as Individual Contractors or Temporary personnel services.

  3. Supporting Sectors in organizing meetings and facilitating travel arrangements for both staff and non-staff travelers, including managing visa procedures.

  4. Leading the Environmental Management System as a manifestation of WIPO’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

  5. Managing a range of services for WIPO and its employees, including cafeteria, cleaning, parking, office supplies, asset management, privileges and immunities, including insurance coverage for buildings and assets.

  6. Providing legal and IT support for the above-mentioned activities, managing contractual risk, ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks, and maintaining agile IT systems.

We are committed to ensuring that each service we provide aligns with the highest standards and contributes to the overall efficiency and sustainability goals of WIPO.


Photo: Bérénice BESSIERE

Director: Bérénice BESSIERE

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