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Yearbook of the United Nations 1991

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The principal reference work of the United Nations providing a comprehensive, one-volume account of the Organization’s work along with information on the work of each specialized agency in the United Nations’ family.

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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

In 1991, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) General Assembly, its governing body and the Unions administered by it held their twenty-second session at Geneva (23 September-2 October). The number of States parties to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property rose to 103 with the accession of Chile, the Gambia and Swaziland. The number of States parties to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works rose to 90 with the accession of Ecuador, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Paraguay and Zambia. Argentina and Spain became parties to the Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, bringing the number of contracting States to 37. Greece became party to the Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite, bringing the number of contracting States to 14. At the end of the year, the number of States parties to the Convention establishing WIPO and to the various treaties administered by WIPO was 135.

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