WIPO announces that Francis Gurry is the follower of the Sudanese Kamil Idris. Like Idris the Australian is an experienced long term staff member of WIPO. With their vote for Gurry the WIPO members decided for continuity to overcome the strong institutional crisis of WIPO.
Gurry indicated he would seek a service oriented attitude for the World Intellectual Property Organization. The so called development agenda would also be furthered which satisfies the interests of developing nation governments and diverts ressources to their pockets.
In an IP-Watch interview series with the candidates Gurry stressed "the need for establishing trusted, neutral and authoritative expertise in our area of specialisation, so that it will be natural to look to WIPO for engagement on questions of intellectual property".