Qatar Wins Berne Union Presidency
Doha: During the sixty-third series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held from July 14 to 24, 2022, the State of Qatar won the Presidency of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Union) which belongs to WIPO.
WIPO Member States have unanimously agreed to elect Ahmed Essa Al Sulaiti, Acting Director of the Office of the State of Qatar to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Chairman of the Committee of Union for two years, with the election of representatives of the United States and Finland as vice-presidents.
The State of Qatar’s presidency of this Union emanates from the great attention that Qatar gives to intellectual property issues, the members of the Berne Union having placed their confidence in the State of Qatar in recognition of the progress that it has made in this strategic area.
The Executive Committee, in collaboration with the Assembly of the Berne Union, oversees the implementation of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 1886, which deals with the protection of works and the rights of authors, and gives creators the means to control their work in all circumstances.
WIPO is one of the oldest specialized agencies of the United Nations system and one of the largest international organizations in Geneva.