Contracted 105 interpreters to provide for the equivalent of 370 man-days of interpretation for 17 official meetings with 1,171 participants who invariably expressed satisfaction with their interpretation.
Printed and distributed 2,473 meeting documents in official languages, totaling 11,838,000 pages in scheduled time The webmaster uploaded all principal documents in English, French, and Spanish onto WIPO’s web site.
Prepared 38 tenders for, inter alia, the provision of Information Technology equipment and consultancy services, external printing services, paper products, audiovisual and office equipment required by the various programs. Increased usage of the UN common services for the procurement of office supplies, which promoted inter-agency cooperation and reduced costs and work thereby enabling the Service to concentrate on substantive tenders.
Phased out two offset machines whose production was absorbed by existing printshop equipment, thus saving costs.
Processed 56 orders for external printing of publications.
Printed 27,750 PCT pamphlets (equivalent to 40,046,000 faceprints), an increase of 37 percent over the same period last year.
Dispatched 17,920 postal packages for a total of 145,594 kgs. This included PCT pamphlets, documents, and other material.
Introduced accounting software for the allocation of telephone call costs; assigned 390 codes for placing long distance calls to 390 authorized staff who were thus able to more speedily make official calls without having to go through the overburdened telephonists; defined the accounting structure.
Deployed water fountains and automatic dispensers of snacks and soft drinks. This contributed to the well-being of staff members in the work environment.