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

July 9 to 17, 2024

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

Opening of the Sessions

1. Opening of the Sessions (A/65/INF/1)

2. Adoption of the Agenda (A/65/1 Prov.1)

3. Address of the Director General to the Assemblies of WIPO

4. General Statements

5. Election of Officers

Governing Bodies and Institutional Issues

6. Admission of Observers

7. Draft Agendas for 2025 Ordinary Sessions

Program, Budget and Oversight Matters

8. Reports on Audit and Oversight

  1. Report by the Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC)
  2. Report by the External Auditor
  3. Report by the Director of the Internal Oversight Division (IOD)

9. Report on the Program and Budget Committee (PBC)

WIPO Committees and International Normative Framework

10. Reports from WIPO Committees:

  1. The Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)
  2. The Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP)
  3. The Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT)
  4. The Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) and Review of the Implementation of the Development Agenda Recommendations
  5. The Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC)
  6. The Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS)
  7. The Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE)

Global Intellectual Property Services

11. PCT System

12. Madrid System

13. Hague System

14. WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including Domain Names

Other Assemblies and Treaties

15. Budapest Union Assembly

16. Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (MVT)

Other Matters

17. Report on the Outcome of the Diplomatic Conference to Conclude an International Legal Instrument Relating to Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources

18. Assistance and Support for Ukraine’s Innovation and Creativity Sector and Intellectual Property System

Staff Matters

19. Reports on Staff Matters

  1. Report on Human Resources
  2. Report by the Ethics Office

20. Amendments to Staff Regulations and Rules

Closing of the Sessions

21. Adoption of the Report

22. Closing of the Sessions

Registration of delegates and credentials

  • As indicated in the invitation circular C. N 4170 sent on December 15, 2023, to Members and Observers accredited to WIPO, all delegates are requested to register online by June 25, 2024, including Geneva based delegates.
  • Completing the online registration form is required, whether participating in person or remotely via the online platform. As usual, delegates planning to follow the proceedings via webcasting only do not need to register.
  • The submission of credentials is a pre-requisite for the completion of the online registration form. The credential document should be a dated and signed/stamped note verbale, official letter or document, originating from a competent authority of a Member State or Observer Organization accredited to WIPO, nominating the delegate to attend the Assemblies on behalf of said Member State or Observer Organization.
  • The secure code for online registration, provided in circular C. N 4170 of December 15, 2023, may be obtained in exceptional cases only from assemblies.registration@wipo.int.
  • Once registered online, each delegate receives by e-mail a registration number confirming their registration for the Assemblies. All registrations are subsequently verified by the Secretariat, which may individually contact a registered participant, if required (for instance, in case of questions regarding the credential document).
  • Any questions or comments on the online registration procedure may be addressed to assemblies.registration@wipo.int.
  • Organizations must enjoy observer status at WIPO before any individual(s) representing them can register for this meeting. Procedures for organizations to request observer status are available on the WIPO website.