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Second Meeting of the Group of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress in the Context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

8-12 February 2010 | Putrajaya, Malaysia

CBD

Highlights from Friday, 12 February

On Friday, delegates met throughout the day and evening in the small group negotiations. The closing plenary convened at 1:00 am on Saturday morning. Delegates adopted the meeting’s report after making several amendments, including an adjustment of the number of advisors admitted to the next meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs, which will take place in Montreal from 17-19 June, 2010. Co-Chair Lefeber gaveled the meeting to close at 2:20 am.

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9 February - 10 February - 11 February - 12 February
The final day in Putrajaya
Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto and René Lefeber, with Worku Damena Yifr and Kathryn Garforth, CBD Secretariat, finalizing the text
A view of the small room where delegates met throughout the day and into the evening
 
Delegates considered, but rejected, the above proposal during their negotiations
China consulting with colleagues
   
Handing out the final documents
 
   
Delegates reviewing the text
 
 
Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto and René Lefeber
Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto and René Lefeber share a laugh with the Malaysian delegation
   
 

A view of the room during the closing plenary

Delegates review the documents during the closing plenary

 
The sign on the door indicating who is allowed to pass
Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto and René Lefeber with the Malaysian delegation

Delegates met in the small group throughout the day and into the evening

Co-Chairs Jimena Nieto and René Lefeber
Jürg Bally, Switzerland, and Don MacKay, New Zealand, speak with members of the Secretariat
Co-Chair René Lefeber, speaking with members of the EU
GRULAC members with Co-Chair Jimena Nieto

GRULAC members consulting outside the meeting room

 
 

EU members and Japan during the negotiations

Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia, during the small group negotiations

African countries during the negotiations.

 
Tewolde Egziabher, Ethiopia, and Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia, at the conclusion of the negotiations
 
Matthias Buck, EU, and Elmo Thomas, Namibia
Matthias Buck and Co-Chair René Lefeber
   
 
 
   

 

 

African countries, the EU and Japan meet in a smaller group

Co-Chair Jimena Nieto with ENBers Johannes Gnann and Stefan Jungcurt
Co-Chair René Lefeber

 

 
 
 

Elmo Thomas, Namibia

Gurdial Singh Nijar, Malaysia, with ENB writers Stefan Jungcurt and Nicole Schabus
ENBer Johannes Gnann with delegates from Japan
NGOs outside the meeting room
NGOs in the closing plenary
Reynaldo Ariel Alvarez Morales, Mexico
Delegates caught some rest wherever they could
Related Links

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) resources
Meeting webpage
Provisional agenda
Annotated provisional agenda
Draft supplementary protocol text
Global Biodiversity Outlook

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety website

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