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  • Chile joins the International Treaty on plant genetic resources

    ITPGRFA
    Chile has ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture becoming the 137th Contracting Party to the Treaty and increasing the membership of the Treaty in the South American Region. After fulfilling the legal processes, the Treaty has already entered into force in Chile.
  • Implementation of decision XII/6 A of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity on cooperation with other Conventions

    Document type: Notification

    Request for submissions of views and suggestions on the Party-driven process to enhance synergies and improve efficiency among the biodiversity-related conventions

  • Treaty-Related Side Events and Agenda Items Scheduled at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-12)

    Document type: Notification

    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.

  • International Plant Treaty Celebrates 10 Years of Entry-Into-Force

    ITPGRFA
    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.
  • Tandem workshop for National Focal Points of the International Treaty and the Nagoya Protocol

    ITPGRFA
    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.
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans under the Convention on Biological Diversity

    Document type: Notification

    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.

  • Third Joint Capacity Building Workshop on Access and Benefit-Sharing

    Document type: Notification

    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.

  • Ministers discuss in New York the connections of the Nagoya Protocol and the International Treaty

    ITPGRFA
    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.
  • Capacity Building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing

    Document type: Notification

    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.

  • Policy makers and senior officials attend a briefing in Rome on the coherent implementation of the International Treaty and the Nagoya Protocol

    ITPGRFA
    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.