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The Delegation of the Republic of Moldova participates in the Sixty-Second Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

10/04/2021

The Sixty-Second Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is held from 4 to 8 October 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. The current edition is attended, both physically and remotely, by delegates from more than 190 WIPO Member States, international and regional organizations, including directors of intellectual property offices, ambassadors, ministers, leaders of international intergovernmental organizations in the field, etc., to approve the Organization’s strategic development directions for the next biennium.

The delegation of the Republic of Moldova is led by Eugeniu Rusu, Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI). The delegation includes Tatiana Molcean, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the UN Office in Geneva and other International Organizations in Geneva, Liliana Vieru, Head of AGEPI Promotion and External Relations Department and Cristina Avornic, Counselor, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the UN Office in Geneva and other International Organizations.

The Sixty-Second Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization was opened by the Chair of the General Assembly, Ambassador Omar Zniber, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, who thanked all those involved in organizing the current series of meetings of the WIPO Assemblies in the current pandemic circumstances and expressed his commitment to contribute to the successful completion of the meeting.

Following the adoption of the Consolidated Agenda of the WIPO Assemblies, Member States proceeded to elect the senior officials.

Tatiana Molcean, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the UN Office in Geneva and other International Organizations in Geneva has been elected Chair of the WIPO General Assembly and will chair the WIPO High Forum in the next biennium.

Subsequently, the Director General of WIPO, Daren Tang, reported on the progress made in the field of global intellectual property services by the organization over the past year and noted the increased interest in global intellectual property as well as the measures taken by WIPO in cooperation with Member States to increase the role of intellectual property in overcoming the pandemic and identifying the best solutions for current and future emergencies.

During the current series of meetings, representatives of WIPO Member States will address and take decisions on solving the problems the intellectual property system faces at the current stage, such as the implementation of the organization’s development programs, compliance with WIPO-administered treaties and conventions, priorities for the development of international law and will approve a number of vital documents for the functioning of the organization, including the Program and Budget of the organization for the 2022-2023 biennium.