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Fourth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

14-18 March 2011 | Bali, Indonesia
Highlights for Monday, 14 March 2011
ITPGR
Delegates to the fourth session of the Governing Body (GB 4) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (the Treaty or ITPGR) met in plenary throughout the day, to hear statements and reports, address organizational matters, and begin discussions on the Funding Strategy. They also discussed whether to establish a Friends of the Chair group on the outstanding financial rules for the Governing Body, and a contact group on rules and procedures on compliance, without reaching agreement. The budget committee met in the evening to begin consideration of the work programme and budget for 2012-2013.
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The fourth session of the Governing Body (GB) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) was opened by a traditional Indonesian prayer ceremony.
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Delegates observed a moment of silence as a sign of respect for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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*ITPGR GB 4 provisional agenda
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*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CBD COP 10, 18-29 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 3, 1-5 June 2009, Tunis, Tunisia

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 2, 29 October - 2 November 2007, UN Headquarters, Rome, Italy
*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 1, 12-16 June 2006, Madrid, Spain
*IISD RS archive of meetings on Commission on Genetic Resources (CGRFA) and ITPGRFA
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