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Request for submissions of views and suggestions on the Party-driven process to enhance synergies and improve efficiency among the biodiversity-related conventions
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.
|Geneva, Switzerland (3 July 2014) – The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture celebrated its 10th birthday since its entry-into-force on 29 June 2004 in Geneva today. The event highlighted the pivotal role of the International Treaty in ensuring future global food security, farmers’ rights, sustainable agriculture, and fair and equitable benefit-sharing arising from the use of plant genetic resources.|
|The National Focal Points of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (Nagoya Protocol) will be meeting in Rome from 3 to 6 June to participate in a Tandem workshop organized by both Secretariats jointly with Bioversity International and the ABS Capacity Development Initiative.|
The purpose of this notification is to bring to your urgent attention, the ongoing process for the revision of national biodiversity strategies and action plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and to encourage the participation of Treaty National Focal Points and representatives in their respective national processes, in order to ensure that the objectives and priorities of the Treaty are taken into account in the revised NBSAPs.
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.
|21 September 2011, Rome/New York. - Ministers of Agriculture, Environment and Foreign Affairs and well as senior intergovernmental officials from more than 30 countries will discuss tomorrow the close linkages between the Nagoya Protocol and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources during a briefing organized in conjunction with the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly.|
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.
|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.|