|Last updated: 30/10/2014|
The purpose of this Notification is to invite Contracting Parties to share with the Secretariat any relevant information on the identification of interrelations between the International Treaty and relevant instruments of UPOV and WIPO pursuant to Resolution 8/2013. Such information will be compiled and forwarded to the ACSU for its consideration at the above mentioned meeting, together with any additional information received through the “Farmers’ Rights Comment Submissions” webpage of the International Treaty. The webpage can be accessed at http://www.planttreaty.org/content/farmers-rights-submissions.
I have the honour to inform you that the Consultation on the Global Information System on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (COGIS-PGRFA) will take place in San Diego, California, USA, on 7 and 8 January 2015.
Following up to the earlier notification on the same topic (GB6-017-DivSeek Initiative), I am pleased to report on recent progress made with DivSeek, for close coordination with the International Treaty and, in particular, within the current work for the development of the Global Information System on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (GIS-PGRFA).
I have the honour to draw to your attention to some of the side events of major relevance for the Treaty's Programme of Work during the upcoming Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-12) serving also as the First meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing. The meeting will take place in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, from 6 to 17 October 2014.
The purpose of this Notification is to inform Contracting Parties of the progressing depletion of funds and to invite them to make contributions to the Special Funds in support of the third meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System as well as the implementation of the Work Programme for 2014-15.
In relation to the Third Call for Proposals of the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty, I am pleased to announce the decision of the Bureau of the Sixth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty to invite the applicants
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.