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I have the pleasure to inform you of the extension of the deadline for the provision of the inputs referred in Notification GB6-031 for the consideration of Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-Sharing (Working Group) at its third meeting. New deadline: 10 April 2015.
I am pleased to inform you about DivSeek, an initiative which, with the support of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, is grouping relevant experts of the global plant community around the universal need to develop standardized data formats, associated repositories, and analysis tools that could link large-scale sequencing and phenotyping data to publicly available germplasm accessions, including those that are part of the Multilateral System.
The Terms of Reference of the Working Group, which are contained in Resolution 2/2013, stipulate that Contracting Parties which have no representatives on the Working Group may participate, upon request to the Secretariat, in the work of the Working Group in an observer capacity.
I have the honour to announce that the First Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-Sharing (Working Group) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14 to 16 May 2014. Arrangements are being made to allow delegates and stakeholders to hold regional and inter-regional consultations on 13 May 2014.
I am glad to inform you that the Treaty will be holding a small high-level event at the upcoming International Green Week in Berlin on 17 January.
The Secretary of the International Treaty has the honour to inform Contracting Parties of the launching by Syngenta Crop Protection AG (Syngenta) of a new e-licensing platform that generates contributions to the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty.
I am pleased to inform you that a capacity building workshop on access and benefit-sharing will be held on 30 June – 1 July 2012, at the Vigyan Bhawan Convention Center in New Delhi, India. The workshop will precede the second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, from 2 to 6 July 2012.
I am pleased to inform you that a capacity building workshop on access and benefit-sharing will be held on 29-30 October 2011, in Montreal, Canada, back to back with the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8 (j) and Related Provisions (Working Group). The workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the CBD, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the International Treaty, and follows a first joint workshop that was held in June this year.
The purpose of this notification is to inform of the capacity building workshop on the International Treaty and the Nagoya Protocol being jointly organized by the Secretariats of the CBD and the Treaty, in the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation that was signed between the two Secretariats last October.