Intergovernmental Committee (IGC)

The s10总决赛竞猜 Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) undertakes text-based negotiations to finalize an agreement on an international legal instrument(s) for the protection of traditional knowledge (TK), traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) and genetic resources (GRs).
View the IGC’s mandate PDF, Mandate of the IGC.

Sessions of the IGC begin with presentations by representatives from indigenous and local communities.

Delegates in discussions at the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore
Delegates in discussions at the IGC (Photo: s10总决赛竞猜/Berrod). .

Summary of latest session of the IGC. .

(Navigating TK and IP).

Relevant IGC documents

Participating in the IGC

Information on accreditation of observers and financial support to participants through the s10总决赛竞猜 Voluntary Fund. Observer document submissions on the protection of TK, TCEs and GRs.

Issues and consultations

Ongoing and archived consultations of IGC members and accredited observers. Key issues and gap analyses on the protection of traditional cultural expressions and traditional knowledge.

Email updates

Traditional Knowledge Updates – Regular news and resources about intellectual property & traditional knowledge; and IGC updates.

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Resources for participants

Rules of procedure

Outlines the general rules of procedure of s10总决赛竞猜.

Practical Guide

  • Registration
  • Conduct of sessions
  • Premises and room bookings
  • s10总决赛竞猜 contacts

Background brief

Origins, rationale and achievements of the IGC.