Information Sharing Event on the Nagoya Protocol on ABS
26-27 November 2012 (Montreal, Canada)

Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues
28-30 November 2012 (Montreal, Canada)

The 2012 annual meeting of the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues (IASG) will address, among other items, the Group’s responses to current and previous recommendations of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to the Group and the UN system; opportunities for inter-agency collaboration and possible strategic directions; and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including through the UN Development Group and its guidelines on programming at the country level on indigenous issues. The meeting will be preceded by an information-sharing event on the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing, which will examine the Protocol’s main provisions, with a focus on those of particular relevance to indigenous and local communities, and the role of indigenous and local communities in the Protocol’s implementation. Visit the IASG meeting webpage … Visit the ABS event webpage …