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WTO Global Workshop: Realizing Developmental Objectives of the IP System: LDC Needs for Technical and Financial Co-operation - Level 3 - Specialists
Long description
This Geneva-based activity, targeted at Capital-based officials, is a brainstorming event on the new phase of technical cooperation for LDCs after the circulation, in May 2013, of the Factual overview on technical & financial co-operation for LDCs related to the TRIPS Agreement (electronic copy can be downloaded here:
and the adoption, in June 2013, of the TRIPS Council decision IP/C/64 on the extension of the transition period under Article 66.1 for LDC Members.

It will focus on the following key issues:

- analysing practical lessons and specific needs from earlier activities;

- further enhancing coordination between co-operation partners and transparency regarding on-going and planned activities in individual LDCs;

- supporting LDCs in elaborating concrete projects for submission to their co-operation partners;

- exploring a more systematic follow-up to identified needs, including exploring the option of setting up a voluntary reporting mechanism;

- examining how IP can be prioritized when DTIS action matrices are updated;

- mobilizing further resources to support the identification and implementation of LDC priority needs;

Based on a concept note designed to support preparation for the workshop, participants are expected to play an active role in the discussion.
The intended beneficiary countries are listed below.
Trade Information
Project Number WTO14/1
Trade Category Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights
Dates 12/06/2014 - 13/06/2014
Reporting Agency World Trade Organization (WTO)
Implementing Agencies / Countries World Trade Organization (WTO)
Cooperating Agencies
Host Country Switzerland
Participating Countries
Burundi, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic
E-mail contact / Web Address
  World Trade Organization, rue de Lausanne 154, CH-1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland