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Decision VIII/5 E on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Development of elements of sui generis systems for the protection of the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities

SCBD/SEL/OJ/SG/55098 (2006-073)

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Parties and Governments, indigenous and local communities, and non-governmental organizations are requested to communicate to the Executive Secretary information on existing sui generis systems and their views on the definitions contained in document UNEP/CBD/WG8J/4/7 annex II, no later than 30th June 2007 to ensure they are taken into account in the preparation of documentation for the next meeting of the Working Group on Article 8(j). Parties and Governments are also requested to report on initiatives to adopt local and national sui generis models and to share experiences through the clearing-house mechanism.

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