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Fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR)

24-28 September 2013 | Muscat, Oman

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ITPGR

The ITPGR GB 5 closing ceremony was held on Saturday afternoon. H.E. Fuad bin Jafar bin Al-Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Oman, drew participants’ attention to the Muscat Declaration, adopted at the high-level meeting prior to GB 5, and expressed willingness to cooperate in the implementation of GB 5 outcomes.

Chair Mozafari noted that GB 5 gathered political momentum in pursuing the Treaty objectives further, and witnessed a trend in increasing membership and importance also for non-parties.
ITPGR Secretary Bhatti congratulated delegates on having reached a historical compromise to start a process to develop a range of measures to increase user-based payments and contributions to the Benefit-sharing Fund and enhance the implementation of the MLS. Delegates transmitted a note of appreciation to H.M. Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the Sultan of Oman.
Plenary reconvened in the evening to adopt outstanding resolutions and the meeting’s report. Chair Mozafari closed the session at 10:38 pm.

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Omani officials attending the closing ceremony

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H.E. Fuad bin Jafar bin Al-Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Oman
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ITPGR Secretary Shakeel Bhatti
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H.E Ishaq Al Ruqaishi, Under-Secretary for Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Oman
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The Earth Negotiations Bulletin Team with Conference Staff
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bulletIISD RS coverage of the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Selected Side Events at CBD COP 11, 8-19 October 2012, Hyderabad, India

bulletIISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 4, 14-18 March 2011, Bali, Indonesia

bulletIISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 3, 1-5 June 2009, Tunis, Tunisiaa

bulletIISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 2, 29 October - 2 November 2007, UN Headquarters, Rome, Italy

bulletIISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 1, 12-16 June 2006, Madrid, Spain

bulletIISD RS archive of meetings on the Commission on Genetic Resources (CGRFA) and ITPGRFA

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