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

Venezuela Accedes to the Marrakesh Treaty

October 2, 2019

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomed Venezuela's accession to WIPO's Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the 59th contracting party to the Marrakesh Treaty, which now covers 86 countries.

Video: WIPO Director General Welcomes Venezuela's Accession to the Marrkesh Treaty

Mr. Gurry was joined in the ceremony by Ambassador Jorge Valero, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva and Alberto Rey Martínez, Director General, Autonomous Service of Intellectual Property (SAPI).