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WIPO Launches Cyber-Learning Course in Arabic

he World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has extended access to its flagship distance learning course on intellectual property to Arabic-speaking students. The course is currently available in Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Key WIPO Body Endorses 2004-2005 Program and Budget

Member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) endorsed on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, the 2004-2005 program and budget, which proposes a slight decrease as compared to 2002-2003 owing to the completion of major infrastructure projects in the area of information technology and buildings during that financial period. The Program and Budget Committee, which met in Geneva from September 8 to 10, 2003, approved a budget amounting to 638.8 million Swiss Francs (SFr), which reflects a decrease of 30 million SFr or 4.5 % as compared with the revised budget for 2002-2003 of 668.8 million SFr.