Last updated: 26/11/2014

Notifications



05/11/2014 - GB6-029

Participation of Observers in the Second Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of MLS

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

The Secretariat will need to receive the requests of those wishing to participate in the second meeting of the Working Group in an observer capacity no later than 1 december 2014, in order to ensure that the appropriate arrangements can be made, including in relation to registration to enter into the UN Palais des Nations. Such requests should be addressed to PGRFA-Treaty@fao.org

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29/10/2014 - GB6-028

Invitation to send information on interrelations between the International Treaty, especially its Article 9, and relevant instruments of UPOV and WIPO, pursuant to Resolution 8/2013

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

This Notification invites Contracting Parties, stakeholders, and others to share any relevant information on the identification of interrelations between the International Treaty and relevant instruments of UPOV and WIPO pursuant to Resolution 8/2013. This Resolution was adopted by the Governing Body at its Fifth Session and “requests the Secretary to invite UPOV and WIPO to jointly identify possible areas of interrelations among their respective international instruments”. This matter and the relevant information will be forwarded to the Ad Hoc  Technical Committee on Sustainable Use of PGRFA. 

Note:  Contracting Parties, stakeholders and others are invited to submit information pursuant to this Notification through the online facility: http://www.planttreaty.org/content/farmers-rights-submissions.

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27/10/2014 - GB6-027

Date and Venue of the Consultation on the Global Information System (COGIS-PGRFA)

Contracting Parties, International relevant organizations, National Focal Points, Observers, Permanent Mission accredited to FAO
Individuals concerned, Non-Contracting Parties
San Diego, California, USA, 7 and 8 January 2015

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.

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23/10/2014 - GB6-026 –DivSeek Initiative

Progress with the DivSeek Initiative

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

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).

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02/10/2014 - GB6-023

Treaty-Related Side Events and Agenda Items Scheduled at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-12)

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

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.

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29/09/2014 - GB6-025

Call for Funding of the Special Funds for Agreed Purposes and Special Fund for the Participation of Developing Countries

Observers, Permanent Mission accredited to FAO
Contracting Parties, National Focal Points

in connection with Meetings of the Governing Body, the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the Multilateral System as well as Activities foreseen under the Work Programme and Budget 2014-15

 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.

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24/09/2014 - GB6-024

Call for Proposals 2014: Invitation to Develop Full Project Proposals

Contracting Parties, Individuals concerned, International relevant organizations, National Focal Points

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

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15/09/2014 - GB6-022

Additional Information on the Fourth High-Level Round Table

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

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.

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