Highlights and images for 15 December 2017



On Friday morning, the plenary of Article 8(j) Working Group finalized: the draft guidelines on the repatriation of traditional knowledge; and draft recommendations on resource mobilization, the glossary, and on the recommendations from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). Plenary also discussed proposed topics for future in-depth dialogues. In the afternoon, a contact group met to discuss future work, on the basis of progress towards Aichi Target 18 (traditional knowledge), implementation of the customary sustainable use action plan, the integration of Article 8(j) in the work of the CBD and its Protocols, and the finalization of tasks 7, 10 and 12 under the Article 8(j) work programme.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from 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 CBD.The summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.

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Article 8(j) Working Group

Cuauhtémoc Ochoa, Mexico, Co-Chair of the Working Group on
Article 8(j)

Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos, Guatemala, Co-Chair of the Working Group on
Article 8(j)

L-R: John Scott, CBD Secretariat; Cuauhtémoc Ochoa, Mexico, and Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos, Guatemala, Co-Chairs of the Working Group on
Article 8(j); Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper; and Valerie Normand, CBD Secretariat

Delegates from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, and Switzerland, developing a definition of traditional biological resources

Luciano Donadio, Argentina

Maria Claudia Velez Crismatt, Colombia

Leelo Kukk, EU

Abdirizak Mohamud, Somalia

Ilham Atho Mohamed, Maldives

Antje Lorch, ECOROPA

Sahoby Yvy Randriamahaleo, Madagascar

Joji Cariño, Forest Peoples Programme

Edward Netshithothole, South Africa

Clarissa Arida, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

Marcal Gusmao, Timor-Leste

L-R: John Scott, CBD Secretariat, consulting with Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper

View of the Friend's of the Chair on future work on Article 8(j)

SBSTTA 21 Snapshots

Sarat Babu Gidda
, CBD Secretariat, in conversation with delegates from the Republic of Korea

CBD Secretariat staff

Delegates from Canada

Delegates from the Philippines