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On 11 December 2014, TEDx stage was held in the Assembly Hall of the United Nations Office in Geneva to showcase remarkable stories of people helping people. The theme of the TEDxPlaceDesNations was “Impact” and speakers were innovators, humanitarians, entrepreneurs, scientists and peacemakers who talked about the impact they were making to find solution for today's challenges in order to shape tomorrow's world.
Ms. Fauzia Koofi, Member of the Afghan Parliament, was among the speakers at the TEDxPlaceDesNations, whose talk was based on “when women are at the table”. Ms. Koofi talked about her journey into Afghan Politics and the challenges she faced from the harsh topography, internal conflict and intermittent wars in Afghanistan. She began by talking about her experience as a young women who had to flee her home country due to war and her return back to the country as Representative of the people of Badakhshan and Chairperson of the Women, Human Rights & Civil Society Commission. She concluded her talk by saying that “Giving up is not what we do. We fight, we survive and we live”.
Fifty-fourth Meeting of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO
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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.