16 December, 2008

WIPO announces Strategic Change Program

A press release by WIPO indicates that following the approval by Member states of a revised program and budget on December 12, 2008 the Orgainization has initiated a comprehensive program of strategic change in the direction and work “to enable the Organization to respond more effectively to the rapidly evolving technological, cultural and geo-economic environment.”
The revised program and budge sets out nine strategic goals including-

.balanced evolution of the international normative framework for IP,
.facilitating use of IP for development,
.provision of premier global IP services,

.building respect for IP;
.developing global IP infrastructure;
.responsive communication;
.becoming the world reference source for IP information; and
.addressing IP in relation to global policy challenges, such as climate change, public health and food security.

The program under the direct supervision of the Director General, is dedicated to ensuring effective coordination of work to implement the WIPO Development Agenda and 22 posts will be created to address critical skills gaps in the Organization.

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