15 February 2005
Delegates to the third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met in two sub-working groups throughout the day. Sub-Working Group I (SWG-I) initiated discussions on an international regime on ABS. Sub-Working Group II (SWG-II) addressed: the use of terms; other approaches to complement the Bonn Guidelines; measures to support compliance with prior informed consent (PIC) and mutually agreed terms (MAT); and options for indicators for ABS.
Above photo: Maria Angelica Ikeda (Brazil) in a
discussion with the members of the International
Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB).