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United Nations First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Interlaken, Switzerland | 3-7 September 2007
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Sunny Day, Long Night in Interlaken

On Wednesday, negotiations resumed on the draft outputs from the conference, particularly the Global Plan of Action, text on implementing and financing of the Global Plan, and the Interlaken Declaration. The negotiations continued throughout the day and late into Wednesday night.

Above: A beautiful sunny day in Interlaken... which delegates saw only during breaks.

Wednesday, 5 September

Poland, for the European Regional Group, observed that livestock keepers' rights had not been defined.

Canada cautioned against duplicating text in the Interlaken Declaration.

Saulo Ceolin, Brazil, noted that progress and status reports are the responsibility of national governments.

Colombia introduced a compromise text referencing livestock keepers rights "at the national level."

Paul Trushell, Australia, for the Southwest Pacific, opposed reference to "maintenance of incentives."

Botswana, for the Africa Regional Group.

Côte d'Ivoire.

Hussein Ibrahim Abu Eissa, Sudan.

David Hegwood, United States.

William Vivanco Mackie, Peru.


Vanida Khumnirdpetch, Thailand, for the Asia Regional Group.
Side Event

The League for Pastoral Peoples and LIFE Network presented a lunchtime side event, "Everything you always wanted to know about Livestock Keepers' Rights," with panelists sharing perspectives from Uganda, Pakistan, India and Argentina.
Around the Conference

A "red-letter day" isn't quite as positive as usual when you're negotiating text.

Some of Interlaken's famous mountains, out of the clouds again.

Livestock keepers from Karamoja, Uganda, listened to deliberations.

Related Links

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
ANGR International Technical Conference web site
Meeting Documents

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