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.
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Article 8(j) Working Group
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
L-R: John Scott, CBD Secretariat, consulting with Deputy Executive Secretary David Cooper