Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO: Sixty-Second Series of Meetings

October 4 to 8, 2021

The Sixty-Second Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO will take place at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Organizational arrangements this year are guided by COVID-19 restrictions.  The health and safety of delegates is a priority for the Secretariat and special arrangements are being made to ensure that necessary medical protocols are respected.

In order to enable compliance with current health and safety measures, the Assemblies will be held in a hybrid format.

Delegates nominated to participate physically on site and/or remotely via the online platform are requested to register online by September 17, 2021, and upload their credentials (Note Verbale, official letter or document from a competent authority in a WIPO Member State or Observer Organization).

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Statements by Delegations

As usual, declaratory statements for all agenda items (in particular, General Statements under Item 5) may be delivered in a written format as an alternative to a delegate taking the floor to deliver the statement orally. 

Documentation

To contribute positively to an environmentally-friendly meeting and reduce costs, Assemblies documents are posted on the WIPO website for downloading.  They are posted in all official languages, as they become available.  Documents are available in accessible format for those who are print-disabled.

Delegates are strongly encouraged to come to the meetings with pre-printed copies of documents and/or to use portable computers and devices.

Interpretation

In order to ensure the highest quality of interpretation, interpreters should receive a copy of prepared statements (even in draft form) ahead of their oral delivery.  This is particularly important for longer statements, such as General Statements under Agenda Item 5, as well as any other interventions that are read.  This is even more important if the oral intervention is to be made remotely via the online platform.

Prepared statements should be sent as early as possible (at the latest on the morning of their delivery) to Ms. Christina Fertis, Chief Interpreter (christina.fertis@wipo.int) or handed to the WIPO conference staff.  The statements will be made available to interpreters prior to delivery, in order to assist them in faithfully transmitting the messages of delegates.