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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 Thursday,
5 November 2009

Delegates met in plenary in the afternoon, to discuss draft resolutions on sui generis systems, the ethical code and the work programme. The contact group on the international ABS regime met throughout the day, addressing a Co-Chairs’ text in the morning, and a conference room paper containing a revised Co-Chairs’ text in the afternoon and evening.

 
African delegates in a huddle to discuss text on ABS.
 
 
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L-R: ABS Contact Group dais with Lyle Glowka, CBD Secretariat; Co-Chairs Merle Alexander, indigenous representative, Damaso Luna, Mexico; Valerie Normand and . Sonia Gautreau, CBD Secretariat.
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Participants from IIFB reviewing text on ABS.

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L-R: New Zealand delegates Kate Riddell, Janet Lowe, and Ed McIsaac discussing text on ABS.
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Johan Bodegård, Sweden
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Ruth Adler, Australia

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Sujata Arora, India
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L-R: Contact Group on ABS Co-Chair Damaso Luna with Mexican delegates Norma Munguia and Elleli Huerta Ocampo.
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José Luis Sutera, Argentina

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Nabil Hamada, Tunisia
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L-R: Kabir Sanjay Bavikatte, Natural Justice with David Hafashimana, Uganda
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L-R: Gurdial Singh, Malaysia, Fernando Coimbra, Brazil and David Hafashiman, Uganda in a cordial mood while reviewing text on ABS.

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Delegates from Australia, New Zealand and Canada consulting.

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L-R: Ossama Abdel-Kawy, Egypt and David Hafashimana, Uganda confering with Contact Group Co-Chair Luna.

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PLENARY:
 
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L-R: Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary; WG Co-Chairs Lucy Mulenkei and Nicola Breier; and Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat.

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Ellen Gabriel, Quebec Native Women's Association proposed “Tkariwaié:ri” (the right way) as a Mohawk title for the code.

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Le Thanh Binh, Viet Nam

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Mohamed Elmi Obsieh, Djibouti

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Participants in their traditional dress and regalia.
 
Pictures from the reception hosted by the Government of Canada:
 
   
 
 
 
 
     
 
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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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