Agenda of the Fifty-First Series of Meetings of the WIPO Assemblies

September 23 to October 2, 2013

1. Opening of the Sessions

2. Election of the Officers (A/51/INF/4)

3. Adoption of the Agenda

  • Consolidated and Annotated Agenda (A/51/1)

4. Director General’s Report (Address by the Director General) (Report of the Director General PDF, The year in review - Report of the Director General to the WIPO Assemblies 2013)

5. General Statements

Governing Bodies and Institutional Issues

6. Admission of Observers (A/51/2 Rev.)

7. Approval of Agreements (WO/CC/67/1)

8. Appointment of the Director General in 2014 (A/51/3)

9. Composition of the WIPO Coordination Committee; Election of the Members of the Executive Committees of the Paris and Berne Unions and Designation of the ad hoc members of the WIPO Coordination Committee (A/51/4)

10.  Composition of the Program and Budget Committee (WO/GA/43/1)

Program Performance and Financial Review

11. Program Performance Report  (A/51/5) (A/51/5 ADD.) (A/51/13) (A/51/14)

12. Financial Review:

13. Report on the Implementation of Cost Efficiency Measures (A/51/17) (A/51/14)

Planning and Budgeting

14. Proposed Program and Budget for the 2014/15 Biennium  (A/51/7 Rev.) (A/51/INF/6) (A/51/INF/6 Add.) (A/51/INF/6 Add.2) (A/51/INF/6 Add.3) (A/51/13) (A/51/14)

15. Capital Master Plan (A/51/16) (A/51/14)

16. Budgetary Process Applied to Projects Proposed by the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) for the Implementation of Development Agenda Recommendations (A/51/15) (A/51/13)

17. Financing of Long-Term Employee Benefits at WIPO (A/51/18) (A/51/13)

18. Proposed Definition of “Development Expenditure” in the Context of Program and Budget (WO/GA/43/21) (A/51/14)

Progress Reports on Major Projects and Administrative Matters

19. Progress Report on the Implementation of a Comprehensive Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System (A/51/8) (A/51/14)

20. Progress Report on the New Conference Hall Project and New Construction Project: (A/51/9) (A/51/14)

21. Progress Report on the Project to Upgrade the Safety and Security Standards for the Existing WIPO Buildings (A/51/10) (A/51/14)

22. Progress Report on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capital Investment Project (A/51/11) (A/51/14)

23. Progress Report on the Implementation of WIPO Language Policy (A/51/12) (A/51/14)

24. Final Report on the Implementation of the WIPO Strategic Realignment Program (SRP) (WO/GA/43/20) (A/51/14)

Audit and Oversight

25. Report by the WIPO Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC) (WO/GA/43/5) (A/51/14)

26. Report of the Selection Panel for the Appointment of the New Members of the WIPO Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (WO/GA/43/6) (A/51/14)

27. Summary Annual Report of the Director of the Internal Audit and Oversight Division (WO/GA/43/7)

28. Report by the External Auditor (WO/GA/43/8) (A/51/14)

29. Report on the Implementation of the Joint Inspection Unit Recommendations for the Review of WIPO Legislative Bodies (WO/GA/43/19) (A/51/14)

30. Governance at WIPO (WO/GA/43/18) (A/51/14)

WIPO Committees and International Normative Framework

31. Report on the Outcome of the Marrakesh Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities (WO/GA/43/9 Rev.)

32. Report of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) and Review of the Implementation of the Development Agenda Recommendations (WO/GA/43/10) (WO/GA/43/11)

33. Consideration of the convening of a Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Design Law Treaty (WO/GA/43/12)

34. Matters Relating to the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) (WO/GA/43/13)

35. Matters Concerning the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) (WO/GA/43/14)

36. Reports on other WIPO Committees (WO/GA/43/16)

  • 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 Systems

37. PCT System (PCT/A/44/1) (PCT/A/44/2) (PCT/A/44/3) (PCT/A/44/4 Rev.) 1

38. Madrid System (MM/A/46/1) (MM/A/46/2 Rev.)

39. Hague System (H/A/32/1) (H/A/32/2)

40. Lisbon System (LI/A/29/1)

41. WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including Domain Names (WO/GA/43/17)

Other Assemblies and Treaties

42. Cooperation under the Agreed Statements by the Diplomatic Conference regarding the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) (WO/GA/43/15)

43. Patent Law Treaty (PLT) Assembly (PLT/A/11/1)

44. Singapore Treaty (STLT) Assembly (STLT/A/5/1)

Staff Matters

45. Annual Report on Human Resources (WO/CC/67/2) (WO/CC/67/2 Corr.) (A/51/14)

46. Revision of the Staff Regulations and Rules (WO/CC/67/3) (WO/CC/67/3 Corr.)

Closing of the Sessions

47. Adoption of the General Report and of the Individual Reports of each Governing Body (A/51/20) (WO/GA/43/22) (WO/CF/33/1) (WO/CC/67/4) (MM/A/46/3) (H/A/32/3) (PCT/A/44/5) (PLT/A/11/2) (STLT/A/5/2) (P/A/46/1) (P/EC/52/1) (B/A/40/1) (B/EC/58/1) (N/A/32/1) (LI/A/29/2) (LO/A/32/1) (IPC/A/33/1) (BP/A/29/1) (VA/A/25/1) (WCT/A/12/1) (WPPT/A/12/1)

48. Closing of the Sessions

1. The 26th Session of the PCT Committee for Technical Cooperation was held prior to this agenda item (PCT/CTC/26).

Other Related Documents: 

Information on the Status of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (A/51/INF/5)

Additional Information Requested by Member States Related to the Seven Capital Master Plan Projects Recommended by the Program and budget committee (PBC) for Funding from the Organization’s Reserves