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Under pressure Idris to step down next year

Eklavya Gupte, London

After months of pressure, including from WIPO member states and even from within the Organization, the WIPO director-general Kamil Idris has decided to resign next year, a year before his term of office was due to end

Idris sent an email to the WIPO staff on Tuesday with the news and the letter also touched on matters concerning the nomination and appointment process for his successor and the pending 08/09 budget.

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