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Documents from earlier Working Group Meetings

Capacity Building

  • Report of the open-ended expert workshop on capacity-building for access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing (UNEP/CBD/ABS/EW-CB/1/3)

Research

Intellectual Property Rights

  • The role of intellectual property rights in access and benefit-sharing arrangements (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/1/4)

  • Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity: Analysis of the links to intellectual property and the international system for the protection of intellectual property (Submission by the Federal Republic of Germany) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/1/INF/3)

  • The role of intellectual property rights in access and benefit-sharing arrangements, including national and regional (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/2/3)

  • Disclosure of origin and prior informed consent for applications of intellectual property rights based on genetic resources: a technical study of implementation issues (UNEP/Cynthia M. Ho) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/2/INF/2)

  • Technical study on disclosure requirements related to genetic resources and traditional knowledge
    Submission by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/2/INF/4)

ABS in General

  • Review of Existing Norms, Standards and Practices Relevant to Access and Benefit-Sharing—ABS Management Tool Project (submitted by Switzerland) (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/3/INF/9)

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme