Thursday, October 9, 2008

South Centre organises Training Workshop for new Developing Country Delegates on Intellectual Property

(Click here to read the South FACE produced of the "Second South Centre International Symposium: Examining Intellectual Property Enforcement from a Development Perspective" held on 16th September 2008).

On 9 October 2008, South Centre organized a Training Workshop for new Developing Country Delegates on Intellectual Property.

The training session was aimed at providing developing country delegates, particularly newly-posted colleagues in Geneva, with a holistic overview of the current multilateral negotiations and other processes on intellectual property. The training was intended to allow delegates to understand and relate the current agendas and discussions on the subject of intellectual property in key multilateral organizations in Geneva and elsewhere. These include Geneva-based organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the World Customs Organization (WCO) based in Brussels, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) based in Paris, and related processes such as the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA).

Over 50 participants from various developing country mission benefited from this training and encouraged South Centre to hold such training programmes regularly.

Click here for more information on agenda and speakers.