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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 Tuesday, 8 October 2013

CBDDelegates to the Article 8(j) Working Group met in plenary in the morning to continue discussion of sui generis systems, and consider recommendations from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), including the matter of terminology related to “indigenous peoples and local communities” and its implications for the CBD. A contact group on repatriation of traditional knowledge, chaired by Valeria Gonzalez Posse (Argentina) and Gam Shimray (IIFB), met in the afternoon.
 

The World Indigenous Network presented the paddles from the "Magic Canoe" installation which was inspired by the work of Cecil Paul, a Haisla elder, to protect the Kitlope River Valley area in British Columbia, Canada
 
L-R: Co-Chairs Gunn-Britt Retter and Hem Pande
 
 
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View of the Article 8(j) Working Group plenary session
 
Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil
Roger Hunka, Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council
Joji Cariño, Forest Peoples Programme
 
L-R: Jones Muleso Kharika and Lactitia Tshililo Tshitwamulomoni, South Africa
 
Thilde Flindt, Denmark
Esko Jaakkola, Finland
Yasir Ahmed Salih Khairy, Sudan
 
Fernando Cisneros Arza, Bolivia
 
Rosa Maricel Portilla Alonso, Mexico
 
Emmanuel Bayani Ngoyi, Gabon
 
L-R: Kathy Hodgson-Smith, Violet Ford, and Johanna Jimenez-Pardo, Canada
 
Louis Biswane, IIFB
Clare Hamilton, UK
Yoko Watanabe, Global Environment
Facility
 
Juan Antonio Martin Burgos, Spain
Paul Joffe, Grand Council of the Crees
Victor Canton, Uruguay
 
Participants from IIFB
 
L-R: Joji Cariño, Forest Peoples Programme, in conversation with Saw Leng Guan, Malaysia
 
L-R: Victor Canton, Uruguay, in discussion with Thomas J. Chali, Tanzania
 
CONTACT GROUP ON REPATRIATION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
 
   
L-R: Contact Group Co-Chairs Gam Shimray, IIFB and Valeria Gonzalez Posse, Argentina with Markus Lehman, CBD
Secretariat
   
 
Contact group session on repatriation of traditional knowledge
 
Delegates in the contact group on repatriation of traditional knowledge huddle to find compromise
language on a reference to the Nagoya Protocol
 
Photos from the reception hosted by the World Indigenous Network and CBD Secretariat
 
 
 
 
 
Photos from the "Magic Canoe" installation presented by the World Indigenous Network
 
 
Photo of young Haisla warriors
 
Photo of the Kitlope River Valley
 
 
 
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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