Fifty-fourth Meeting of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

The Fifty-fourth series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO were held from September 22 to 30, 2014, at the headquarters of WIPO.

Delegates from WIPO’s 187 member states held the Assemblies plenary meetings  in the Organization’s new conference hall, which was officially inaugurated by Director General of WIPO Mr. Francis Gurry that day.

At the outset, activities report of WIPO was delivered by the  Director General. This was  followed  by   statements  delivered by the   member states including Afghanistan.

The delegation of  Afghanistan expressed thanks and  appreciations to the WIPO and its leadership, specially to Director General  for strengthening  cooperation with the Government of Afghanistan on Intellectual Property   (IP) related issues.

It was highlighted by the Afghan representative,  as the IP right is a new experience for Afghanistan, therefore, the government of Afghanistan needs  technical support of WIPO including establishment of  a Technology Innovation Support Center in the framework of Kabul University. This is to provide innovators in the country with access to technology information services.