Last updated: 10/02/2016

Notifications



01/02/2016 - NCP GB7-002 – ITPGRFA – UPOV/WIPO

Update on the process for identification of possible areas of interrelations between the International Treaty and relevant instruments of UPOV and WIPO

Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, International relevant organizations, National Focal Points, Non-Contracting Parties, Observers

The purpose of this notification is to provide an update on the process for the identification of possible areas of interrelations between the Treaty, especially its Article 9 on Farmers’ Rights, and relevant instruments of UPOV and WIPO, following the successful conclusion of the Sixth Session of the Governing Body.

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04/12/2015 - NCP GB7-001 Nominations

Nominations for intersessional committees

Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, National Focal Points
Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, National Focal Points

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.

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20/08/2015 - GB6-041 CBD COP-12 Decision XII

Implementation of decision XII/6 A of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity on cooperation with other Conventions

Contracting Parties, National Focal Points
Contracting Parties, National Focal Points

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

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05/08/2015 - NCP GB6-040 NBSAPs

National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans and Synergies among biodiversity-related Conventions

Contracting Parties, National Focal Points
Contracting Parties, National Focal Points

As part of the ongoing cooperation between the secretariats of the International Treaty and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), I have the pleasure to bring to your attention the notification recently issued by the Executive Director of the UNEP in respect of the ongoing revision of the national biodiversity strategy and action plans and the UNEP project on coherence and synergy in implementing the global biodiversity-related conventions.

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16/07/2015 - GB6 – 039 - DOIs- Global Information System

Global Survey on descriptors required to identify plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, International relevant organizations, National Focal Points, Observers, Permanent Mission accredited to FAO
Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, International relevant organizations, National Focal Points, Observers

The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the opening of the Global Survey on descriptors required to identify plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA). The results of the survey will facilitate the design of the Global Information System (GLIS) called for by Article 17 of the Treaty.

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05/06/2015 - C/AGD-806

Invitation to the Sixth Session of the Governing Body

Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, International relevant organizations, National Focal Points, Non-Contracting Parties, Observers

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has the honour to extend an invitation to attend the Sixth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Session will be held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 October 2015 and will be preceded by two days of consultations and related events on 3 and 4 October 2015. The opening session will begin at 10.00 hours on Monday, 5 October 2015.

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13/05/2015 - GB6 – 038 Sixth Governing Body – Invitation

Sixth Session of the Governing Body Dispatch of the Official Invitations

Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, International relevant organizations, National Focal Points, Non-Contracting Parties, Observers, Permanent Mission accredited to FAO
Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, International relevant organizations, National Focal Points, Non-Contracting Parties, Observers

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.

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08/05/2015 - GB6 -037 – Survey PoW-SU

Electronic Consultation on Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, National Focal Points
Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, National Focal Points

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

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PGRFA, PoW, sustainable use