Monday, April 28, 2008

WIPO DG candidates on increasing accountability

The Intellectual Property Watch site has an interesting article, with a number of useful links for further information, on the recent interaction between the candidates for the position of Director General of WIPO and various concerned civil society representatives, "to discuss how WIPO’s strategies for the future might involve both more transparency and better accountability to stakeholders in environmental, social, and economic issues". Well worth a look; besides the classic accountability/transparency issues, the section on "WIPO in the developing world" is also of interest from a GAL perspective.

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