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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Special Event on Food Security and Genetic Diversity
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Fifteenth session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 15) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

16 and 19-23 January 2015 | FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

Daily Web Coverage
Highlights for Friday, 23 January 2015
CGRFA
The CGRFA 15 closing plenary convened on Friday afternoon where delegates adopted the meeting's report and reflected on the meeting's deliberations, including its decisions. Delegates made numerous amendments to ensure that the report adequately reflects the outcome of the deliberations held during the week, including on access and benefit-sharing for GRFA, plant genetic resources and on micro-organisms and invertebrates.

In their closing statements, all regions praised the Chair and the Secretariat for a successful meeting. They reiterated that genetic resources are at the heart of sustainable development and efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition.

Chair Tahiri thanked all participants and gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:22pm.

A view of Rome near FAO
The UN flag flies outside the FAO headquarters

Closing Plenary

Panel (L-R): Elizabeth Martyniuk, CGRFA Rapporteur; Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat; Linda Collette, CGRFA Secretary; Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair; and Annick Van Houtte, FAO

Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair
Elizabeth Martyniuk, CGRFA Rapporteur
Annick Van Houtte, Senior Legal Officer, FAO

Zoltan Kalman, Hungary
Brad Fraleigh, Canada

Gemedo Dalle Tussie, Ethiopia
Larissa Maria Lima Costa, Brazil

Delegates review the final draft report of the meeting

Akio Yamamoto, Japan
Deidre Januarie, Namibia
Catherine Karr-Colque, US

Pierre Velge, France
Dan Leskien, CGRFA Secretariat

Julian Jackson, UK
Cho Chang Yeon, Republic of Korea
Nina Sæther, Norway

Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran
Thomas Meier, Germany

Charles Nying, Cameroon
Patrick Mulvany, International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty
Axel Villalobos Cortés, Panama


Around the Venue

Delegates gather informally before plenary begins

Delegates discuss the final draft of the report
The Korean delegation stands with the incoming CGRFA Chair Cho Chang Yeon (center) and CGRFA 14 Rapporteur Tashi Yangzom Dorji, Bhutan (second from left)

Delegates from the Near East Region
Amar Tahiri, CGFRA 15 Chair, raises his hand at the podium

ENB team covering the CGRFA 15 meeting: Eugenia Recio; Nancy Williams; Asterios Tsioumanis; Stefan Jungcurt; Delia Paul; and Kiara Worth



Funding for coverage of these events has been provided by FAO
FAO

Daily Web Coverage
Related Links
FAO Resources

*CGRFA 15 Website and Documents

*CGRFA 15 Provisional Annotated Agenda and Time-table

*Programme of the Special Seminar: Towards The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture


IISD RS Resources

*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), 24-28 September 2013, Muscat, Oman (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Special Information Seminar on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture: Taking Stock for the Future and CGRFA 14, 13 and 15-19 April 2013, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of the Special Information Seminar on Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: State of Knowledge, Risks and Opportunities and CGRFA 13, 16 and 18-22 July 2011, FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

bulletIISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 4, 14-18 March 2011, Bali, Indonesia

*IISD RS coverage of the Information Seminar on Policy Arrangements for Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and CGRFA 12, 17 and19-23 October 2009, FAO Headquarters, Rome Italy

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 3, 1-5 June 2009, Tunis, Tunisia

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 2, 29 October - 2 November 2007, UN Headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of the First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, 3-7 September 2007, Interlaken, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of CGRFA 11, 11-15 June 2007, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS coverage of ITPGR GB 1, 12-16 June 2006, Madrid, Spain

*BIODIVERSITY-L - A Mailing List for News on Biodiversity and Wildlife Policy

*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy

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