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Eighth meeting of the Ad-Hoc Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Seventeenth meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

7-11 and 14-18 October 2013
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters, Montreal, Canada
 
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Highlights for Thursday, 10 October 2013

CBDDelegates met in plenary throughout the day. In the morning, they considered draft recommendations on: customary sustainable use; repatriation of traditional knowledge; sui generis systems; the contribution of tasks 7, 10 and 12 of the Article 8(j) work programme (benefit-sharing from, and unlawful appropriation of, traditional knowledge) to the work under the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol; and on UNPFII recommendations. In the afternoon, following informal consultations, plenary considered a revised draft recommendation on tasks 7, 10 and 12. 
 

Montreal Olympic Stadium, site of the 1976 Summer Olympics games
 
L-R: Co-Chairs Gunn-Britt Retter and Hem Pande
 
 
PLENARY
 
Johan Bodegård, Sweden
Eglé Degutyté-Otera, Lithuania on behalf
of the EU
 
Natalya Minchenko, Belarus
Ines Verleye, Belgium
Raylene Liufalani, New Zealand
 
Delegates from the Saami peoples of Sweden and Finland
 
Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
Anca Leroy, France
Marco D'Alessandro, Switzerland
 
Ali Al-Lami, Iraq
 
Boubacar Boureima, Niger
 
Neimatullo Safarov, Tajikistan
 
Delegates from Switzerland, Brazil, Ethiopia and Mexico in informal consultations
 
Gwendalyn Sisior, Palau
Clare Hamilton, UK
 
L-R: Joy Angelica Santos-Doctor, Nermalie Lita and Rosette Soriano Ferrer, the Philippines
 
L-R: Elleli Huerta Ocampo and Rosa Maricel Portilla Alonso, Mexico
 
Delegates from Brazil consulting
 
   
Participants from indigenous and local communities consulting
   
 
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L-R: Dora Velasquez Milla, Peru and Gwendalyn Sisior, Palau
 
L-R: Nashina Shariff and Robert McLean, Canada
 
Samuel Diémé, Senegal
 
Chaweewan Hutacharern, Thailand
 
Sagar Kumar Rimal, Nepal
 
 
Seco Cassamá, Guinea Bissau
 
Elkhitma Elawad Mohammed, Sudan
 
Yasukuni Shibata, Japan
 
   
L-R: Clare Hamilton, UK; Valeria Gonzalez Posse, Argentina; and Francis Ogwal, Uganda
   
 
   
L-R: Vishaish Uppal, WWF International and Sujata Arora, India
   
 
Participants from the Southern African region
 
 
Related Links
Article 8(j) WG8 resources

bulletMeeting website and documents

bulletMeeting revised annotated agenda

bulletIntergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Expert Meeting Report, 9-11 June 2013, Tokyo, Japan

bulletGlossary of Key Terms Related to Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions


SBSTTA 17 resources

bulletMeeting website and documents

bulletMeeting annotated agenda

bulletReport of the European Expert Meeting in Preparation of SBSTTA-17, 10-13 September 2013, Isle of Vilm


IISD RS resources

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the 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 SBSTTA 16, 30 April - 5 May 2012, ICAO headquarters, Montreal, Canada

bulletIISD RS coverage of SBSTTA 15, 7-11 November 2011, Montréal, Canada

bulletIISD RS coverage of Article 8(j) WG 7, 31 October - 4 November 2011, Montréal, Canada (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS coverage of Article 8(j) WG 6, 2-6 November 2009, Montreal, Canada

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

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