Knowledge Governance Negotiations

KEI general statement to 2009 WIPO General Assembly

The following is the general statement that KEI delivered to the WIPO General Assembly on September 29, 2009.

General Statement of KEI
WIPO 2009 General Assembly
September 29, 2009


Outside of WIPO, some countries are involved in secretive negotiations on a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). KEI asks WIPO to adopt a resolution calling for an end to the secrecy of this negotiation. Global norms for the enforcement of IP should be transparent and benefit from comments from the public before decisions are made on substantive provisions.

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.

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