Francis Gurry led WIPO as Director General from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2020.

Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances

June 20 to 26, 2012

The Diplomatic Conference, which took place in Beijing, China, concluded successfully on June 26 with the adoption of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.

Video: What is the Beijing Treaty?

Adoption of the new Treaty

  • Closing ceremony Video, Closing Ceremony of the Beijing Diplomatic Conference
  • Signing the Treaty Video, Beijing Treaty, Signing Ceremony | signatories
  • International actors hail Beijing Treaty Video, Actors on Beijing Treaty
  • Treaty adoption restores faith in multilateral system for IP (delegates comments) Video, Delegates comment on Beijing Treaty
  • Conference President praises "Beijing spirit" Video, Conference President on Beijing Treaty
  • Francis Gurry – A successful outcome for performers, for WIPO, and for multilateralism Video, Francis Gurry on Beijing Treaty
  • On social media – Photos on Flickr | Videos on YouTube