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Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended
Working Group on Access and Benefit-Sharing of
the Convention on Biological Diversity

2 - 8 April 2009 | Paris, France

Highlights for Thursday, 2 April 2009
Delegates to the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) met in plenary throughout the day. In the morning, they heard statements and reports, addressed organizational matters and initiated discussions on operational text on the objective of the international regime. An afternoon plenary addressed scope and compliance. Regional consultations were held in the afternoon and evening.


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Plenary Session

Bakary Kante, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary, Timothy Hodges (Canada), ABS Working Group Co-Chair, Fernando Casas (Colombia), ABS Working Group Co-Chair, Jochen Flasbarth, German Ministry of Environment and Representative of the COP9 President and Walter Erdelen, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
 

Walter Erdelen, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO
Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary

Bakary Kante, UNEP
Jochen Flasbarth, German Ministry of Environment and Representative of the COP 9 President

Jan Plesnik, Czech Republic
Elizabeth Munro, Cook Islands

Monica Rosell, Peru
Fernando Coimbra, Brazil

Timothy Hodges (Canada), ABS Working Group Co-Chair, Fernando Casas (Colombia), ABS Working Group Co-Chair and Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat

Mary Fossy, Cameroon
Desmond Mahon, Canada

Damaso Luna, Mexico
Sem Shikongo, Namibia

Jose Luis Sutera, Argentina
Soumayila Bancé, Burkina Faso


Side Event
How an international regime on ABS could be in harmony and be mutually supportive of other international instruments and forums that govern the use of genetic resources

Sam Johnston, UNU-IAS and Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat
 

Jorge Cabrera, National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica, INBIO
Jane Bulmer, IUCN

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Related Links
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Provisional Agenda
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IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Sixth meeting of the Ad-hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS 6)
21-25 January 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
IISD RS coverage of the Fifth meeting of the Ad-hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS 5)
8-12 October 2007, Montreal, Canada
IISD RS coverage of the CBD COP 9, 19-30 May 2008, Bonn, Germany
IISD RS coverage of the CBD COP 8, 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
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