|Last updated: 22/05/2015|
Recalling the notification GB6-034 of 26 January 2015, I have the honour to remind Contracting Parties that the Sixth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty will take place in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 October 2015, and inform that the official invitations to the Session are being dispatched through the official communication channels of FAO.
The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the opening of the Electronic Consultation on Sustainable Use on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. At its Fifth Session (Oman, 2013), the Governing Body adopted Resolution 7/2013 and the Programme of Work on Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PoW) and its Supporting Initiatives
I have the pleasure to refer to inputs requested by the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-Sharing (Working Group) for consideration at its third meeting. New deadline: 22 May 2015
I have the pleasure to inform you of the extension of the deadline for the provision of the inputs referred in Notification GB6-031 for the consideration of Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-Sharing (Working Group) at its third meeting. New deadline: 10 April 2015.
I have the honour to announce that the Sixth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty will be held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 October 2015 and will be preceded by two days of regional consultations.
In order to facilitate the participation of each interested stakeholder, the Secretariat will need to receive their requests no later than 6 February 2015, in order to ensure that the appropriate arrangements can be made, including in relation to registration to enter into the FAO’s premises. Such requests should be addressed to PGRFA-Treaty@fao.org.
As part of the ongoing cooperation between the secretariats of the International Treaty and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) I have the honour to provide the following information to you, and to invite you to review and comment on one of the initial outputs from a project being implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on "Improving the effectiveness of and cooperation among biodiversity-related conventions and exploring opportunities for further synergies”.
The purpose of this Notification is therefore to invite (1) Working Group Members to submit the above mentioned textual elements; (2) stakeholders of the seed sector to provide proposals for a possible minimum incorporation threshold; and (3) all interested stakeholders to share their analyses on the ways in which a subscription model could be implemented in the context of Art. 6.11 of the SMTA and beyond, bearing in mind the need to make such a model attractive to users.
Deadline:20 February. New Deadline:10 April 2015