WIPO Director General Welcomes Geneva Officials to Foundation Stone Ceremony

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    WIPO Director General Francis Gurry (second from left) is joined on May 23, 2013 by Geneva Canton State Councillor Pierre Maudet (second from right) and Geneva City Administrative Councillor Sami Kanaan at a ceremony marking the laying of the foundation stone of the new WIPO conference hall, which is largely made of wood. Following tradition, a number of symbolic objects and documents were placed in a wooden box and later embedded in the wall of the conference hall.

    © WIPO 2013. Photo: Violaine Martin.

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