Side-events in the eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions, Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 11 October 2013
CBD Notification, 17 July 2013

MONTREAL, CANADA: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) encourages the organization of side-events for the eighth meeting of the CBD Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge), which further enrich the discussions on items on the agenda of this meeting. Requests should be made using the online side-event submission system available on the Secretariat’s web site at: http://www.cbd.int/register/home.shtml. The deadline for the receipt of requests is 3 September 2013. Download the notification [pdf] …

Selected ILC representatives to receive funding from the Voluntary Fund for participation in the eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions and SBSTTA 17
CBD Notification, 8 August 2013

MONTREAL, CANADA: The CBD Secretariat has circulated the list of beneficiaries of financial assistance in support of their participation in the eighth meeting of the CBD Working Group on Article 8(j), to be held from 7-11 October 2013 in Montreal, and the seventeenth meeting of the Convention’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 17), to be held from 14-18 October 2013, in Montreal. The selection was carried out in accordance with the criteria for the operation of the Voluntary Funding Mechanism to facilitate the participation of indigenous and local communities in the work of the Convention. Download the notification [pdf] …

Third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, 24-28 February 2014
CBD Notification, 2 August 2013

MONTREAL, CANADA: In preparation for the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS), to be held from 24-28 February 2014, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, the CBD Secretariat has issued a notification inviting indigenous and local community representatives wishing to receive funding from the Voluntary Trust Fund to facilitate their participation in the meeting, to submit their application forms no later than 15 November 2013. The application forms are available at: http://www.cbd.int/traditional/fund.shtml and should be sent to the CBD Secretariat either by fax or by e-mail. Download the notification, including further information [pdf] …

Call for contributions to [square brackets]
CBD release, 5 August 2013

MONTREAL, CANADA: The CBD Secretariat seeks contributions from members of civil society and indigenous and local community organizations for the eighth issue of the CBD newsletter for civil society [square brackets], which is scheduled for publication in October 2013. Produced jointly by the CBD Secretariat and the CBD Alliance, a network of civil society organizations, the newsletter aims to facilitate timely dialogue on cutting edge biodiversity issues from both policy (advocacy and decision-making) and practical (implementation) perspectives. The new edition of [square brackets] will be published to coincide with the eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and SBSTTA 17. Articles are sought to address issues to be discussed by the Working Group on Article 8(j) and SBSTTA, including, among others: customary sustainable use; repatriation of information and traditional knowledge for cultural restoration; connecting traditional knowledge systems and science; adequacy of policy support tools and methodologies developed or used under the Convention; adequacy of observations and of data systems for achieving the Aichi biodiversity targets; and scientific and technical assessments of the effectiveness of the Convention’s implementation. Submissions are due by 6 September 2013. Download the release [pdf] …

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