Highlights and images of main proceedings for 2 November 2017

Rwanda

Summary

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

Participants networking

Around the venue

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union
Non-state coalitions
Farmers