08/10/1984 - 10/10/1984

In pursuance of Resolution 15.1 adopted by the General Conference of Unesco at its twenty-second session and the decision taken by the Governing Bodies of WIPO at the fourteenth series of their meetings in 1983, the Directors General of Unesco and WIPO convened a Regional Committee of Experts on Means of Implementation in the Arab States of Model Provisions on Intellectual Property Aspects of Protection of Expressions of Folklore which met, at the invitation of the Government of Qatar, in Doha from October 8 to 10, 1984.

The purpose of the meeting was to consider the text of the Model Provisions for National Laws on the Protection of Expressions of Folklore Against Illicit Exploitation and Other Prejudicial Actions, adopted by the Committee of Governmental Experts convened by the Directors General of Unesco and WIPO in Geneva from June 28 to July 2, 1982, and to make suggestions on the means of implementation of the said text in the Arab States.

Experts from seven Arab countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia) participated in the meeting. Two intergovernmental organizations, the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States were represented in an observer capacity.


  • Agenda
    UNESCO/WIPO/FOLK/AR/1: English
  • Draft report
    UNESCO/WIPO/FOLK/AR/3: English
  • Model provisions for national laws on the protection of expressions of folklore against illicit exploitation and other prejudicial actions, with a commentary
    UNESCO/WIPO/FOLK/AR/2: English
  • Report
    UNESCO/WIPO/FOLK/AR/4: English