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Decision VIII/5D on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Mechanisms to promote the effective participation of indigenous and local communities in matters related to the objectives of Article 8(j) and related provisions/ Voluntary Trust Fund

SCBD/SEL/OJ/SG/55096 (2006-071)

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In view of decision VIII/5 D, I would like to invite Parties and governments to make contributions to the Voluntary Trust Fund to facilitate the Participation of Indigenous and Local Communities in the work of the Convention. Please note that in supporting participants from indigenous and local communities in the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Fund remains the only United Nations fund specifically for indigenous and local community participation in meetings related to the Convention.

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