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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, 17 October 2013

CBD

On Thursday, SBSTTA 17 delegates met in plenary in the afternoon and evening. Alexander Shestakov (Russian Federation) reported on Wednesday evening’s “small” Friends of the Chair group, which agreed on part of the text of a draft recommendation reflecting key scientific and technical needs in implementing the Convention, as expressed in plenary discussions. Hesiquio Benitez Diaz (Mexico) reported on the “big” Friends of the Chair group, which agreed on two annexes to the draft recommendation, on cross-cutting issues and on a summary of views on the Strategic Goals respectively. Plenary considered the draft recommendation paragraph by paragraph.

 

Delegates from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa and the EU in informal consultations
 
L-R: Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; SBSTTA Chair Gemedo Dalle Tussie,
Ethiopia; and David Cooper, CBD Secretariat
 
 
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SBSTTA Chair Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
   
 
Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico
Alexander Shestakov, Russian Federation
 
Delegates from Belgium consulting
 
Gabriele Obermayr, Austria
François Lengrand, France
Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatu, Kiribati
 
Ines Verleye, Belgium
Elizabeth Moari Munro, Cook Islands
Anne Teller, EU
 
Delegates from EU, Brazil and Ethiopia consulting
 
Kent Nnadozie, International Treaty on
Plant Genetic Resources for Food and
Agriculture
 
Joy Angelica Santos-Doctor, The
Philippines
 
Naohisa Okuda, Japan
 
L-R: María Alexandra Moreira Lopez and Fernando Cisneros Arza, Bolivia
 
Zhang Wenguo, China
Ayman Tharwat Abdel Aziz, Egypt
Saulo Arantes Ceolin, Brazill
 
L-R: Pierre Commenville and Cyriaque Sendashonga, IUCN
 
Andreas Obrecht, Switzerland
 
Jonathan Davies, Liberia
 
Yousef Saleh Al-Hafedh, Saudi Arabia
 
Narong Mahannop, Thailand
James Tabetah Asutakang, Cameroon
Preston Hardison, IIFB
 
L-R: Terry Mazza, CBD Secretariat; Franca D'Amico, CBD Secretariat; Pierluigi Bozzi,
International University Network on Cultural and Biological Diversity; and Lisa Pedicelli, CBD
Secretariat
 
L-R: CBD Secretariat Article 8(j) team including Ipshita Chaturvedi, Djessy Monnier, John Scott and
Viviana Figueroa

 
   
L-R: Delegates from the Pacific Islands, including Benson Langidrik, Marshall Islands; Faleafaga
Toni Tipama'a
, Samoa; Gwendalyn Sisior, Palau; Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatu, Kiribati; Atelaite
Lupe Matoto
, Tonga; and Elizabeth Moari Munro, Cook Islands
   
 
L-R: Oliver Hillel, CBD Secretariat; Sheila Vergara, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB); Clarissa Arida, ACB;
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
, CBD Executive Secretary; Neil Pratt, CBD Secretariat; and Charles
Besancon
, CBD Secretariat
 
Participants from the CBD Alliance announcing Canada as recipient of the Dodo
Award
 
         
 
 
Related Links
Article 8(j) WG8 resources

bulletMeeting website and documents

bulletMeeting revised annotated agenda

SBSTTA 17 resources

bulletMeeting website and documents

bulletMeeting annotated agenda


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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