195. The United States is pleased to highlight its report under Article 67 on the technical assistance programmes provided by the United States Government concerning the protection, utilization and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright and enforcement for developing and LDCs. 196. Although traditional, face-to-face training programmes were very limited during the reporting period, the US Government continued to meet training obligations during this unprecedented time through increasing its leverage of various technologies to provide live online IP training. Through these well-attended and well-received distance learning initiatives, US government agencies provided tailored content to developed and developing countries and LDCs. In the past year, our report accounts for more than 317 training, technical assistance, and capacity-building programmes for three intergovernmental organizations and 133 different countries, including developing countries and LDCs. 197. Among these efforts, programming was provided for over 34 LDCs. These countries included: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Haiti, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, and Zambia. 198. Technical cooperation to improve IP legal, administrative and enforcement infrastructure is crucial to countries' economic development that is directly linked to contributing to foreign investment and voluntary, private sector-led technology transfer in developing countries and for developing country innovators to capitalize on their creativity. US government technical assistance is driven by demand and individual priority needs of beneficiary countries. The diversity of needs and interests identified by beneficiary countries results in tailored technical assistance activities on specific areas of interest. We look forward to continued discussions on reports in the Council concerning technical cooperation of governments and IGOs for the strengthening of IP systems.