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The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) undertakes text-based negotiations to finalize an agreement on an international legal instrument(s) for the protection of traditional knowledge (TK), traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) and genetic resources (GRs).
View the IGC’s mandate .
Sessions of the IGC begin with presentations by representatives from indigenous and local communities.
Summary of latest session of the IGC. Previous summaries on YouTube.