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- Contents note continued: 5.4.2.Expert committees established by treaty provisions -- 5.4.3.Working groups -- 5.4.4.Diplomatic conferences -- 5.5.Decision-making procedures, working methods and processes -- 5.5.1.General Rules of Procedure -- 5.5.2.Special Rules of Procedure -- 5.5.3.Voting and consensus -- 5.6.Processes for rule-making: treaties and soft law -- 5.7.Mechanisms for coordination across committees -- 5.7.1.Development Agenda coordination and monitoring mechanism -- 5.8.Regional groups, informal consultations and consensus-building at WIPO -- 5.9.Role of the Secretariat in Member State deliberations -- 5.10.Practices for Member State representation -- 5.10.1.National representation -- 5.10.2.Interaction among members -- 5.10.3.Interaction with the Secretariat -- 6.WIPO's financial arrangements and the Program and Budget process -- 6.1.Income -- 6.1.1.Income sources for the regular budget: fees --Contents note continued: 6.1.2.Income sources for the regular budget: Member State contributions, the Unitary Contribution System and arrears -- 6.1.3.Other income sources for WIPO's regular budget -- 6.1.4.Extra-budgetary income and Funds-in-Trust -- 6.2.WIPO Financial Regulations and Rules -- 6.2.1.Custody of WIPO funds -- 6.2.2.The WIPO Controller -- 6.3.Policies on reserves and investments -- 6.4.Setting and reviewing WIPO's Program and Budget -- 6.4.1.Organisational priorities: the Program and Budget -- 6.4.2.The Program and Budget process -- 6.4.3.Program and Budget reporting requirements -- 6.4.4.Extra-budgetary contributions, gifts and donations in the Program and Budget process -- 6.5.The unitary presentation of WIPO's budget -- 6.6.Financial arrangements for the Unions and allocation of their income -- 6.6.1.Allocation of income and budgeted expenditure by Union -- 7.Mechanisms for control, oversight and accountability of the WIPO Secretariat --Contents note continued: 7.1.Audit and oversight mechanisms -- 7.2.Evaluation -- 7.3.Office of the Legal Counsel -- 7.4.Other internal accountability mechanisms -- 7.4.1.Staff accountability -- 8.External relations and transparency -- 8.1.Relations with the UN system and other international organisations -- 8.2.WIPO's unique relationship with private sector stakeholders -- 8.3.Guidelines on observers -- 8.4.Transparency and access to documents -- 9.Conclusion.Contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.What is WIPO and what does it do? -- 2.1.WIPO's origins -- 2.2.What is WIPO's purpose? -- 2.3.What does WIPO do in practice? -- 2.4.The WIPO Secretariat -- 2.4.1.Leadership and staffing -- 2.4.2.Headquarters and external offices -- 2.4.3.Internal organisation -- 3.WIPO's governance system: an analytical framework -- 4.WIPO's legal foundations, mandate and purpose -- 4.1.The WIPO Convention -- 4.2.Agreement between the United Nations and WIPO -- 4.3.The WIPO Development Agenda: a key decision relevant to debates on WIPO's mandate -- 5.WIPO's decision-making structure, processes and practices -- 5.1.WIPO's complex decision-making structure -- 5.2.The main organs -- 5.2.1.The General Assembly -- 5.2.2.The WIPO Conference -- 5.2.3.The WIPO Coordination Committee -- 5.3.The annual WIPO Assemblies and the Governing Bodies of the Unions -- 5.4.WIPO committees and other subsidiary bodies -- 5.4.1.Committees --Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-311) and index.