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Building a Global Partnership on Access and Benefit-sharing

Montreal, 1 April 2009 - More than 500 participants are set to negotiate the international regime on access and benefit sharing (ABS) at the seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit sharing (WGABS 7), to be held in Paris from 2 to 8 April 2009. This meeting is the first of three mandated by ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, held in Bonn in May 2008, to finalize the negotiation of the international regime.

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