|Last updated: 06/12/2013|
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.
Candidatures may be submitted in writing, with the resume of the nominated candidate attached, by the national authorities of Contracting Parties, i.e. through the National Focal Points or through the Permanent Representatives to FAO.
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 purpose of this notification is to bring to your attention decisions that are addressed to Contracting Parties in relation to the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing.
By Resolution 7/2011, Implementation of Article 6, Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources, adopted at its Fourth Session, the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture requested the Secretary “to invite submissions from Contracting Parties, other governments and relevant institutions and organizations on how to improve sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, including on sectoral policies and best practices for sustainable agriculture”. I would appreciate to receive such submissions by 15 March 2013.
I have the honour to draw your attention to the Report of the Fourth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Bali, Indonesia, 14-28 March 2011) and the decisions contained in Resolution 9/2011 by which the Work Programme and Budget for the 2012-13 biennium was adopted.
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.