Agenda of the Fiftieth Series of Meetings of the WIPO Assemblies

1. Opening of the Sessions

2. Election of the Officers (A/50/INF/4 Rev.)

3. Adoption of the Agenda

  • Consolidated and Annotated Agenda (A/50/1)

4. Director General’s Report

5. General Statements

Governing Bodies and Institutional Issues

6. Admission of Observers (A/50/2)

7. Draft Agendas for the 2013 Ordinary sessions of the WIPO General Assembly, the WIPO Conference, the Paris Union Assembly and the Berne Union Assembly (A/50/3)

Program Performance and Financial Review

8. Program Performance Report for 2010/11 (A/50/4) (A/50/4 Add.) (A/50/5) (A/50/14)

9. 2011 Financial Statements and the Status of the Payment of Contributions (WO/GA/41/1) (WO/GA/41/2) (WO/GA/41/3) (A/50/14)

10. Status of Utilization of Reserves (A/50/6) (A/50/14)

11. Financial Overview for 2012;  Progress Report on the Implementation of Cost Efficiency Measures (A/50/7) (A/50/14)

12. Financial Management Report for the 2010–2011 Biennium (A/50/8) (A/50/8 Corr.) (A/50/8 Corr.2) (A/50/8 Corr.3) (A/50/14)

13. Reports of the External Auditor (WO/GA/41/4) (WO/GA/41/4 Corr.) (WO/GA/41/5) (WO/GA/41/6) (WO/GA/41/7) (A/50/14)

14. Proposed Amendments to the Financial Regulations and Rules (FRR) (WO/GA/41/8) (A/50/14)

15. Long-Term Financing of After-Service Health Insurance (ASHI) in WIPO (A/50/14) (A/50/16)

Progress Reports on Major Projects

16. Final Progress Report on the Implementation of IT Modules to Establish Compliance with the New Financial Regulations and Rules (FRR) and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) (A/50/9) (A/50/14)

17. Progress Report on the Implementation of a Comprehensive Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System (A/50/10) (A/50/14)

18. Progress Report on the New Construction Project (A/50/11) (A/50/14) (A/50/17)

19. Progress Report on the New Conference Hall Project (A/50/12) (A/50/14) (A/50/17)

20. Progress Report on the Project to Upgrade the Safety and Security Standards for the Existing WIPO Buildings (A/50/13) (A/50/14)

21. Progress Report on the Implementation of the WIPO Strategic Realignment Program (A/50/14) (A/50/15)

Audit and Oversight

22. Summary Annual Report of the Director of the Internal Audit and Oversight Division (WO/GA/41/9)

23. Revision of the Terms of Reference of the Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC) and the Internal Oversight Charter and the Terms of Reference Governing External Audit (WO/GA/41/10 Rev.) (A/50/14)

WIPO Committees and International Normative Framework

24. Report on the Outcome of the Beijing Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances (WO/GA/41/11 Rev.)

25. Report of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) (WO/GA/41/12)

  • Review of the Implementation of the Development Agenda Recommendations (WO/GA/41/13 Rev.)

26. Report on the Work of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) (WO/GA/41/14)

27. Matters Concerning the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) (WO/GA/41/15)

28. Reports on other WIPO Committees (WO/GA/41/16) (WO/GA/41/16 Add.)

  • Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP);
  • Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT);
  • Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS); and
  • Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE)

Global Intellectual Property Services

29. PCT System 1 (PCT/A/43/1) (PCT/A/43/2) (PCT/A/43/3) (PCT/A/43/4) (PCT/A/43/5 Rev.) (PCT/A/43/6)

30. Madrid System (MM/A/45/1) (MM/A/45/2) (MM/A/45/3) (MM/A/45/4)

31. Hague System (H/A/31/1)

32. Lisbon System (LI/A/28/1)

33. WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including Domain Names (WO/GA/41/17 Rev.2)

Other Assemblies

34. Singapore Treaty (STLT) Assembly (STLT/A/4/1)

Staff Matters

35. Annual Report on Human Resources (WO/CC/66/1) (WO/CC/66/1 Corr.)

36. Revision of the Staff Rules and Regulations (WO/CC/66/2) (Other Related Documents)

Closing of the Sessions

37. Adoption of the General Report and of the Individual Reports of each Governing Body  (A/50/18) (WO/GA/41/18) (WO/CC/66/3) (H/A/31/2), (MM/A/45/5), (PCT/A/43/7), (STLT/A/4/2), (LI/A/28/2), (B/EC/57/1), (P/EC/51/1) (PCT/CTC/25/3)

38. Closing of the Sessions


1. The 25 th Session of the PCT Committee for Technical Cooperation will be held prior to this agenda item (PCT/CTC/25/1 and PCT/CTC/25/2 Rev.)