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Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

Fifty-Sixth Series of Meetings

October 3 to 11, 2016


Opening of the Sessions

1. Opening of the Sessions (A/56/INF/1 Rev.2)

2. Election of Officers (A/56/INF/4)

3. Adoption of the Agenda (A/56/1)

4. Report of the Director General to the WIPO Assemblies (Address) (Report) PDF, Report of the Director General

5. General Statements (Statements)

Governing Bodies and Institutional Matters

6. Admission of Observers (A/56/2 Rev.)

7. Draft Agendas for 2017 Ordinary Sessions (A/56/3)

8. New Electoral Cycle of the WIPO General Assembly Officers (WO/GA/48/14 Rev.)

Program, Budget and Oversight Matters

9. Audit and Oversight Matters

  • WIPO Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC) (A/56/12)
    • Report by the Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC) (WO/GA/48/1)
    • Proposals for Amendments to the Internal Oversight Charter by the Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC) (WO/GA/48/16) (WO/GA/48/16 Corr.)
  • Report by the External Auditor (A/56/4) (A/56/12); and
  • Report by the Director of the Internal Oversight Division (IOD) (WO/GA/48/2) (A/56/12)

10. Report on the Program and Budget Committee (A/56/5) (A/56/6) (A/56/7) (A/56/8) (A/56/9) (A/56/10) (A/56/10 Add.) (A/56/11) (A/56/12) (A/56/14) (A/56/15)

WIPO Committees and International Normative Framework

11. Report on the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) (WO/GA/48/3)

12. Report on the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) (WO/GA/48/4)

13. Report on the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) (WO/GA/48/5)

14. Matters Concerning the Convening of a Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Design Law Treaty (DLT) (WO/GA/48/6)

15. Report on the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) and Review of the Implementation of the Development Agenda Recommendations (WO/GA/48/7) (WO/GA/48/8) (WO/GA/48/13)

16. Report on the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) (WO/GA/48/9)

17. Report on the Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS) (WO/GA/48/10)

18. Report on the Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE) (WO/GA/48/11)

Global Intellectual Property Services

19. PCT System (PCT/A/48/1) (PCT/A/48/2) (PCT/A/48/3) (PCT/A/48/4)

20. Madrid System (MM/A/50/1) (MM/A/50/2) (MM/A/50/3) (MM/A/50/4) (MM/A/50/INF/1)

21. Hague System (H/A/36/1)

22. Lisbon System (LI/A/33/1) (LI/A/33/2)

23. WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including Domain Names (WO/GA/48/12 Rev.)

Other Assemblies and Treaties

24. Marrakesh Treaty (MVT/A/1/1) (MVT/A/1/2 Rev.)

Staff Matters

25. Appointment of Director, Internal Oversight Division (WO/CC/73/6) (WO/CC/73/6 Corr.)

26. Reports on Staff Matters

27. Amendments to Staff Regulations and Rules (WO/CC/73/3) (WO/CC/73/4) (WO/CC/73/INF/1)

28. Review of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Report1 (A/56/13)

29. Review of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Report2 (A/56/13) (WO/GA/48/15)

Closing of the Sessions

30. Adoption of the Summary Report (A/56/17) (WO/GA/48/17) (WO/CC/73/7) (P/EC/56/1) (B/EC/62/1) (MM/A/50/5) (H/A/36/2) (LI/A/33/3) (PCT/A/48/5) (MVT/A/1/3)

31. Closing of the Sessions

Other related documents

  • Status of Accessions to Treaties Administered by WIPO, and Constitutional Reform Matters (A/56/INF/5)
  • Status of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (A/56/INF/6)
  • Information Document from the Delegation of the United States of America on the "Review of Allocation Methodology for the Income and Budget by Union" (A/56/INF/7)

  • Report on the Accessible Books Consortium (A/56/INF/8)

1. Under the Session of the WIPO Coordination Committee

2. Under the Session of the WIPO General Assembly