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The purpose of this notification is to invite Contracting Parties to consult at national and regional level on the remaining nominations and submit them to the Secretariat through their respective regional vice-chairperson.
Following the earlier Notification GB6-0021, dated 1 August 2014, this Notification provides additional information on the 4th High-Level Round Table on the Treaty, entitled “The International Treaty, Climate Change and Food Security.” The Fourth High-Level Round Table will take place in New York on 24 September 2014 on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit under the chairmanship of H.E. Dr Fuad bin Jafaar Al-Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Sultanate of Oman.
I am pleased to inform you that the Fourth High-Level Round Table on the International Treaty, “The International Treaty, Climate Change and Food Security,” will take place in New York under the patronage of H.E. Dr Fuad bin Jafaar Al-Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Sultanate of Oman, on 24 September 2014 in New York on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit.
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.
|The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture launched its third call for project proposals under its Benefit-Sharing Fund (BSF). With over USD 10 million available for supporting new projects aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic material in developing countries, this is the largest call to date.|
The purpose of this Notification is to bring to your attention the decision by the Governing Body to establish, in the forthcoming biennium, an Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to enhance the functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing of the Treaty. The Terms of Reference of the Working Group are contained in Part IV of Resolution 2/2013. Each Region shall nominate, at the latest by December 2013, the Contracting Parties which shall be Members of the Working Group. NEW DEADLINE: 28 FEBRUARY 2014.
Following the notification issued on 13 March on the same topic, I have the honour to draw attention to the reports of the following recent meetings: Resumed fourth meeting of Ad Hoc Technical Advisory Committee on the Standard Material Transfer Agreement and the Multilateral System (12 April 2013); Resumed seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy (26 – 27 March 2013); and First meeting of the Compliance Committee (20 – 22 April 2013).
I have the honour to draw attention to the reports of the meetings of the recent Committees of the Treaty and, in particular, I would like to draw attention to the subjects that the Committees examined in view of their consideration by the Governing Body at its forthcoming Fifth Session.
The Governing Body of the Treaty invites applications from entities and institutions based in the countries which are Contracting Parties to the Treaty, for grants within the framework of the priorities detailed in Appendix D.1, taking into account the eligibility criteria and the procedures detailed in Appendices D.2 and D.3 of the Report of Governing Body at its Second Session.