Session of the Contact Group for the Revision of the International
Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources (IU)
: Monday 23 : Tuesday
24 : Wednesday 25 : Thursday 26 :
Friday 27 : Saturday
On Friday, 27 April, the technical groups
on the list of crops, legal matters and definitions met during the
morning to continue their work and prepare reports for
consideration by the Contact Group. The Contact Group met during
the afternoon and early evening to continue discussions on Article
12 (Facilitated Access) of the Chair's simplified text.
Specifically, the Contact Group debated language in Article 12.2
on provision of access to other Contracting Parties and natural or
legal persons under their jurisdiction. Delegates addressed
outstanding matters in Article 18 (Financial Resources), while
introducing discussions on Articles 14 (Global Plan of Action), 16
(International Plant Genetic Resources Networks) and 17 (Global
Information Network on PGRFA). The Contact Group also received the
textual output and a final report from the legal technical group.
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