|Last updated: 10/02/2016|
I have the honour to draw to your attention to some of the side events of major relevance for the Treaty's Programme of Work during the upcoming Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-12) serving also as the First meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing. The meeting will take place in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, from 6 to 17 October 2014.
The Secretariat of the International Treaty is pleased to announce the call for nominations to participate in the Second Workshop for the Strengthening of the Capacities of National Programs on Plant Genetic Resources in Latin America (CAPFITOGEN) to be held in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil), during the second week of May 2014. Deadline: 24 March 2014.
|The report of the training workshop Enhancing capacities to understand and implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture”, which was recently held in Tsukuba, Japan, is now available online. The workshop gathered 15 national focal points from Contracting Parties of the Region and other technical staff from countries considering accession to 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 Secretary of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is pleased to inform Contracting Parties of the launching of a project entitled, "Legal and Technical Assistance to Developing Countries on Implementing the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture with Particular Reference to the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing".
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.
I have the honour to inform Contracting Parties of the launching of the referenced capacity building project by Bioversity International. The project will support research and capacity strengthening activities in countries concerning the implementation of the International Treaty, with a focus on policy issues associated with the Multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing (MLS).
|30 June 2011- More than 100 policy makers and seniors officials attending the FAO conference this week were briefed today by the Secretaries of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the Convention on Biological Diversity during a event who remarked the ongoing collaboration on capacity building for the coherent implementation of the International Treaty and the Nagoya Protocol.|
|Montreal 5 June 2011. The secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will collaborate to deliver a two-day capacity-building workshop that will help Governments identify the priorities and needs for capacity-building in the implementation of their obligations under the Nagoya Protocol. 200 participants from Governments around the world have already registered to participate in the workshop.|