16 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) held discussions on an international ABS regime. Sub-Working Group II (SWG-II) addressed conference room papers (CRP) on: other approaches, including an international certificate of origin/source/legal provenance; the use of terms; and measures to support compliance with prior informed consent (PIC) and mutually agreed terms (MAT).
Above photo: SWG-II Co-Chair Orlando Rey (Cuba)
(center) with delegates from Canada, EC, and Liberia
listening to a proposal tabled by Maria Angelica Ikeda