Last updated: 02/09/2014

First meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing

Geneva, Switzerland, 14/05/2014 - 16/05/2014

The First Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-Sharing took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14 to 16 May 2014. Arrangements were made to allow delegates and stakeholders to hold regional and inter-regional consultations on 13 May 2014.

The venue of the meeting was the Centre International de Conférence de Genève (CICG):  The Centre is located just next to the Place des Nations (UN) and within easy reach of the main hotels, international organizations, and diplomatic representations in Geneva.  All costs for the rent of the facilities for holding UN meetings at this Centre were generously covered by the Swiss Confederation. The FAO Liaison Office in Geneva (LOG) also provided financial and logistical support for the hosting of the meeting.

 Information Event on 13th May, 12:00 to 13:00, Salle 3 : History and existing work on Innovative approaches to mobilize income to the Benefit-sharing Fund: outcomes of the work undertaken by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy



Report

IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/Report
Report of the First Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System

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Working Documents

IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/1
Draft Provisional Agenda

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IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/2
Annotated Draft Provisional Agenda and Provisional Indicative Timetable

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IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/3
Background on the Work Undertaken by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy, and its Further Development

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IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/4
Innovative Approaches Already Identified by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy

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IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/5
Preparations for Future Meetings of the Working Group

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Information Documents

IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/Inf.1
List of Documents

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IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/Inf.2
Preparation of Studies by the Secretariat, as Mandated by the Governing Body

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IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/Inf.3
Information from Consultations with Relevant Stakeholders

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IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/Inf.3 Add.1
Information from and Consultations with Relevant Stakeholders - Add.1

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IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/Inf.4
Information Note for Participants

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IT/OWG-EFMLS/14/Inf.5
Preliminary Considerations on Possible Procedures to Amend the Treaty

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Invitations and Notifications

IT/OWG-EFMLS-1/14/Event
Information Event on 13th May: History and existing work on Innovative approaches to mobilize income to the Benefit-sharing Fund: outcomes of the work undertaken by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy

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Others

Implementation of the Funding Strategy of the International Treaty - Resolution from GB5
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Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Advisory Committee on the Standard Material Transfer Agreement and the Multilateral System
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Report of the Third Meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Advisory Committee on the Standard Material Transfer Agreement and the Multilateral System
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Report of the Seventh Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy
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Report of the resumed session of the Seventh Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy
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Report of the second resumed session of the Seventh Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the Funding Strategy
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Standard Transfer Material Agreement
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