A morning plenary addressed items on: appointment of the Secretary; the communication strategy; and digital sequence information.
In the afternoon, plenary discussed draft resolutions on: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; sustainable use; collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Crop Trust, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), and other bodies; compliance; and operations of the Multilateral System (MLS). Contact groups on farmers’ rights and on enhancing the MLS met in the evening.
A night plenary addressed revised draft resolutions, including on cooperation with the CBD and MLS operations. Deliberations continued into the night.
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the 7th session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of ITPGRFA GB 7 is now available in HTML and PDF.
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Muhamad Sabran, Chair of the Seventh Session of the Governing Body
Afshaan Shafi, Communication Specialist, ITPGRFA Secretariat
Mónica Martínez Menduiño, Ecuador
Seta Agustina, Indonesia
Matthew Worrell, Australia
Delegates from the EU
Pierre du Plessis, Namibia
Georgina Catacora-Vargas, Plurinational State of Bolivia
Antonio Otavio Sá Ricarte, Brazil
Kim van Seeters, the Netherlands
Médi Moungui, Cameroon
Annick Van Houtte, Senior Legal Officer, FAO
Javad Mozafari Hashjin, Iran
Anke van den Hurk, International Seed Federation, and Bert Visser, Co-Chair, Working Group on enhancing the MLS
Mario Marino, ITPGRFA Secretariat, with Kent Nnadozie, Secretary a.i., Governing Body of the International Treaty
Alwin Kopse, Switzerland
Luciano Martin Donadio Linares, Argentina
Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Pakistan
Delegates from the EU
Bert Visser, Co-Chair, Working Group on enhancing the MLS, and Pat Mooney, ETC Group
Kent Nnadozie, Secretary a.i., Governing Body of the International Treaty, with Elsa Tsioumani, IISD/ENB
Contact Group on enhancing the MLS
Contact Group on Farmers' Rights
Delegates from the Caribbean region