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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 Monday, 7 October 2013

CBDThe Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened on Monday, 7 October 2013, in Montreal, Canada. Meeting in plenary throughout the day, delegates attended an indigenous welcoming ceremony and addressed: progress in implementation of Article 8(j); a draft plan of action on customary sustainable use; draft best-practice guidelines on the repatriation to traditional knowledge; 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 sui generis systems for the protection, preservation and promotion of traditional knowledge.

Charlie Patton, Mohawk elder, opened the meeting with a traditional Mohawk blessing
 
L-R:Boukar Attari, Niger; Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; Co-Chair Gunn-Britt Retter; Co-Chair Hem Pande, on behalf of the COP 11 President; Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat
 
 
OPENING PLENARY
 
L-R: Teagan Goolmeer, World Indigenous Network (WIN), presenting a gift to Mohawk elder Charlie
Patton

 
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD
Executive Secretary
Co-Chair Hem Pande (India), on behalf of the
COP 11 President
Boukar Attari, Niger, Rapporteur of the meeting
 
L-R: John Scott, CBD Secretariat, with Gunn-Britt Retter, Saami Council, newly elected Co-Chair
of the meeting
 
Lucy Mulenkei, African Indigenous
Women Organization
Aslak Holmberg, Saami Council, speaking
on behalf of indigenous youth
María Eugenia Choque, Indigenous
Women's Network on Biodiversity
 
Raed Bani Hani, Jordan
 
Senka Barudanovic, Bosnia and
Herzegovina
 
Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatu, Kiribati
 
L-R: Lucia Fernanda Jófej Kaingáng, Instituto Indegena Brasileiro para
Propriedade Intelectual, Brazil, and Esther Camac, Assosciacion Ixavacaa,
Costa Rica
 
Elleli Huerta, Mexico
Riena Dwi Astuty, Indonesia
Krista Blackborow, Canada
 
Tone Solhaug, Norway
Lina Caplikaite, Lithuania, for the EU
Samuel Dieme, Senegal
 
 
L-R: Giovanna Sabatini, Ide Ahmed and Angela Yan, CBD Secretariat
 
L-R: Sandra Meehan, CBD Secretariat, in conversation with Laurent Jean-Pierre, Folk Research Centre, Saint Lucia
 
 
L-R: Khalid Al Ghamdi, Saudi Arabia; Hassan Alayied, Saudia Arabia; and Abdul-Hakim
Aulaiah
, Yemen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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