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21st Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and
10th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

11-14 and 13-16 December 2017 | Montreal, Canada

Highlights for Thursday, 14 December 2017

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L-R: Anne Theo Seinen, EU; Hesiquio Diaz, Mexico; Clarissa Nina, Brazil; and Marcelo Böhlke, Brazil, in
informal consultations

CBD On Thursday morning, the Working Group on Article 8(j) considered: resource mobilization; progress towards Aichi Target 18 (traditional knowledge), implementation of the customary sustainable use action plan, and integration of Article 8(j) in the work of the CBD and its Protocols; finalization of tasks 7, 10 and 12 under the Article 8(j) work programme; recommendations from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII); and a draft recommendation on the glossary. In the evening, the Article 8(j) Working Group’s contact group on the draft guidelines on the repatriation of traditional knowledge convened.

In the afternoon, SBSTTA plenary addressed a draft recommendation on mainstreaming biodiversity and adopted all recommendations, closing at 6:29 pm.

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Article 8(j) Working Group

Cuauhtémoc Ochoa, Mexico, on behalf of COP 13 Presidency

John Scott, CBD Secretariat



Cuauhtémoc Ochoa, Mexico, consulting with the CBD Secretariat


Leelo Kukk, EU

Justice-Te Amorangi Hetaraka, Te Kopu and Native XP


Xu Jing, China

Laura Bermudez, Colombia

Tonio Sadik, Canada


Mrinalini Rai, Global Forest Coalition

Chrissy Grant, IIFB

Penninah Zaninka, IIFB


Helen Tunnah, New Zealand

Fernando Nogales, Ecuador

Begoña Venero Aguirre, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA

Luciano Donadio, Argentina



L-R: Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network, and Yolanda Teran Maigua, Indigenous Women's Network on Biodiversity from Latin America and the Caribbean


SBSTTA 21 Consideration of Conference Room Papers (CRPs)


L-R: Sarat Babu Gidda, CBD Secretariat; SBSTTA 21 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines; and CBD Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper


Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Bolivia

Hesiquio Diaz, Mexico



L-R: Lena Chan and Jeremy Woon Ren Wei, Singapore


Anne Theo Seinen, EU

Ines Verleye, Belgium

Marcelo Böhlke, Brazil


Andrew Stott, UK

Elizabeth Cardenas Cappelletti, Peru


Sergiy Gubar
, Ukraine


Malta Qwathekana, South Africa

Hamdallah Zedan, Egypt


CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer

SBSTTA 21 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines, gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:29 pm



SBSTTA 21 Snapshots


L-R: Jane Smart and Cyrie Sendashonga, IUCN



L-R: Stephanie Aktipis, Barbara De Rosa-Joynt, and Emily Argo, US



L-R: Nicole Schabus, IISD RS, with Christine von Weizsäcker, ECOROPA



SBSTTA 21 Chair Theresa Mundita Lim, the Philippines, searching for
biodiversity superheroes



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