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November 15, 2016 SCCR 33
The SCCR 33 morning session was not held in plenary but in an "informal"setting meaning a limited number of delegates could be in the negotiating room. NGOs and some delegates can hear the negotiations and read the document under discussion but we cannot report on it. The informals continues in the afternoon. I believe it is fair to say it is still about agenda item 5 Protection of broadcasting organizations.
Hopefully, when the "conclusions" are presented in plenary, we will be able to report on the progress if any of the negotiations.
Here is the Chair's revised consolidated text followed by his review of the text today:
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
Geneva, November 14 to 18, 2016
REVISED CONSOLIDATED TEXT ON DEFINITIONS, OBJECT OF PROTECTION, AND RIGHTS TO BE GRANTED
prepared by the Chair
SOUTH AFRICA: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and we'd like to welcome you to the committee again. We'd like to align ourself to the statement made by Nigeria. Like many other countries in this room, we're also keen to see tangible progress in the committee in line with the 2007 mandate to address signal piracy.
UNITED STATES: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, AND THANK YOU, MR. Chairman for all of your hard work in preparing for this meeting, and the same sentiment, of course, to the Secretariat. And Deputy Director General Sylvie Forbin, welcome to the SCCR. We certainly get to have you with us as we continue our work.
On behalf of the U.S. Delegation, we have come prepared for this session of the SCCR to work on the Chairman's draft consolidated text on definitions, objective protection and rights to be granted. It looks like a comprehensive framework for discussion.
> IRAN: Thank you, Mr. Chair. Since this is the first time I take the floor, I would like to join others in congratulating you for chairing this very important committee. We also thank the Secretariat for preparation of the meeting.
My Delegation, associates itself with the statement delivered by the distinguished Delegation of India on behalf of the ACR and the Pacific Group.
November 14, 2016
>> EUROPEAN UNION: Thank you, Chairman. The treaty on protecting broadcasting organizations is a high priority for the European Union and its Member States. We are strongly committed to advancing work on the various issues identified in previous committee sessions.
We, therefore, look forward to further progress on the basis of the revised consolidated text on definitions, object of protection, and rights to be granted which you prepared for this session.
Chris Friend for the WBU delivered the following statment:
>> WORLD BLIND UNION: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and it gives me great pleasure, recognizing the central role that you had in concluding the negotiations at the diplomatic conference in June 2013. It's a great pleasure for me to congratulate you for your continued Chairing of this important Standing Committee.
November 14, 2016
General Statements from CEBS, the Africa Group, Group B, China and the E.U.
November 14, 2016.
General Statements on the SCCR 33 agenda items
>> INDIA: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. India has the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Asia and Pacific group in this 33rd session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. Asia and Pacific Group would like to express its confidence in your experience and your leadership skills. We are confident that your hard work and diligence will yield desired results and help this committee reach a mutual understanding on all outstanding issues.
Monday November 14, 2016
On 8 November 2016, India delivered the following statement on Review under Paragraph 8 of the Decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health.
India’s Interventions at the TRIPS Council meeting (08-09 November 2016)
Agenda Item 7: Review under Paragraph 8 of the Decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
Opening Statement by India on behalf of the Asia and the Pacific Group at 33rd Session of the of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, delivered by Dr. Sumit Seth (Economic Affairs) on 14 November 2016
India has the honor to deliver the Opening Statement on behalf of the Asia and the Pacific Group in this 33rd Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights.
9 November 2016 - WTO TRIPS Council - EU's intervention on the Report of the UN High-Level Panel on Access to MedicinesSubmitted by thiru on 11. November 2016 - 4:19
On Wednesday, 9 November 2016, the European Union delivered the following statement at the World Trade Organization's (WTO) TRIPS Council's discussions of the United Nations Secretary-General's High Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines.
UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL’S HIGH LEVEL PANEL REPORT ON ACCESS TO MEDICINES
The European Commission takes note of the contribution provided by the Report of the United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines.
9 November 2016 - WTO TRIPS Council - EU's intervention on Intellectual Property and Innovation - Regional Innovation ModelsSubmitted by thiru on 11. November 2016 - 3:32
Australia, the European Union, Japan, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei and the United States requested the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to place an item on the agenda of the November 2016 TRIPS Council agenda entitled - "Intellectual Property and Innovation: Regional Innovation Models. On 9 November 2016, the European Union delivered the following intervention on regional innovations models. Intellectual Property and Innovation have been on the agenda of the TRIPS Council since 2012.
IP AND INNOVATION: REGIONAL INNOVATION MODELS
9 November 2016 - WTO TRIPS Council - UNCTAD's statement on the Report of the UN High-Level Panel on Access to MedicinesSubmitted by thiru on 10. November 2016 - 10:37
On Wednesday, 9 November 2016, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) delivered the following statement at the World Trade Organization's (WTO) TRIPS Council's discussions of the United Nations Secretary-General's High Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines. UNCTAD informed WTO members that the agency had recently recommended to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to consider endorsement of the Report of the High Level Panel.
The Report of the United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Medicine