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Sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 6) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

2-6 November 2009 | Montréal, Canada
 

CBDHighlights for Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Delegates met in plenary in the morning, to exchange views on the international ABS regime and discuss the Article 8(j) work programme, and again briefly in the afternoon. The contact group on the ethical code of conduct met throughout the day, while a newly established contact group on the work programme convened in the afternoon.
 
Delegates from Brazil and Mexico in informal consultations.

L-R: Fernando Coimbra, Brazil; Damaso Luna, Mexico; Gustavo Pacheco, Brazil
 
 
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L-R: Djessy Monnier, CBD Secretariat; Oliver Hillel, CBD Secretariat; Co-Chair Lucy Mulenkei; Co-Chair Nicola Breier, Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat and John Scott, CBD Secretariat
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Delegates from Cuba, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica in a lively discussion during a break in plenary.

L-R: Teresa Cruz, Cuba; Marina Hernandez, Dominican Republic and Martha Hiliana Jimenez, Costa Rica
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John Scott, CBD Secretariat (center) providing advice to the Contact Group Co-Chairs.
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Ana Perez Conguache, Guatemala
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Jennifer Corpuz, IIFB

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Dayuan Xue, China
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L-R: Brenda Miller, Jamaica; Ali Allami, Iraq; Massoud Rezvaniar, Iran; and Harry Alexander, Indonesia; discussing text on ABS.
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Joseph Toussaint, Haiti

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Lucia Fernanda Jófej Kaingáng, IIFB
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A. K. Goyal, India
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View of the Contact Group on the Ethical Code of Conduct in session.

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Lars Berg, Sweden

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Joji Cariño, Tebtebba Foundation

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Harry Alexander, Indonesia

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L-R: Contact Group on the Work Programme Co-Chairs Gunn-Britt Retter, indigenous representative and Tone Solhaug, Norway.

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L-R: Indigenous participants Dayali Devi Raika and Harwant Singh wearing a traditional Rajasthani dress.

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Harry Jonas, Natural Justice consulting with Marie Byström, Sweden

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L-R: Prof. Zakri Hamid with Lyle Glowka, CBD Secretariat

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Sign up for ENB
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Climate-L.org
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Related Links

CBD resources
Meeting webpage and official documents
Provisional annotated agenda
Side Events
Global Biodiversity Outlook

General resources
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
FAO CGRFA website
WIPO Traditional Knowledge website
TRIPs Website on IPRs, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

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