Knowledge Governance Negotiations

Knowledge Governance Fora

KEI follows a number of negotiations over global norms for knowledge governance. Among the multilateral fora where KEI has been particularly active are the Geneva based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). KEI participates in plurilateral and regional negotiations trade fora such as the the OECD, the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), PAHO, APEC, FTAA, TEC, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, plus other negotiations. KEI is also active in debates over U.S.

WIPO GA, September 28, 2009

Semi live blogging, for Monday (September 28), at the WIPO 2009 General Assembly

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US statement at WIPO General Assembly on SCCR

On September 28, 2009, the United States of America delivered the following intervention on agenda item 25 concerning the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the 47 Session of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO.

US Statement
Agenda item 25
Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

General statement of Chile at 2009 WIPO General Assembly

On September 25, 2009, Chile delivered the following intervention on agenda item 5 concerning General Statements at the 47 Session of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO.

INTERVENCION CHILE AG 2009: Apertura (Punto 5) – Declaración del Embajador Mario Matus, Jefe de la Delegación chilena ante las 47ª Asambleas de la Organización Mundial de Propiedad Intelectual,
22 septiembre a 1 octubre de 2009

Señor Presidente,

Internet Governance Forum

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was a product of the WSIS-Tunis Agenda and was given a fairly open-ended and ambiguous mandate.

The Right to Development Criteria, applied to TDR and the Global Fund

For several years, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has been working on mechanisms to implement a 1986 UN Resolution on the "Right to Development." To this end, the HRC has created a Working Group on the Right to Development, and a High Level Task Force On The Implementation Of The Right To Development.

CSC written intervention on future work at WIPO SCCR

Find below Civil Society Coalition (CSC) written intervention to the 18th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. The intervention was submitted in Spanish by Pablo Lecuona, director and co-funder of Tiflolibros, a library for blinds in Argentina, and CSC fellow during the 18th Session of the WIPO SCCR.

Comentarios de la Civil Society Coalition (CSC)

Mi nombre es Pablo Lecuona y soy director y co-fundador de la biblioteca para ciegos, Tiflolibros en Argentina.

Margaret Chan on “new initiatives, and new incentive schemes”

At the WIPO Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues today, Margaret Chan, the Director General of the World Health Organization, made the following speech at WIPO’s Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues on the topic of “Strengthening Multilateral Cooperation on IP and Public Health” where she shared the limelight with Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organ

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