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Certificates of Origin, Source, Legal Provenance and Compliance

United Nations University Insitute of Advanced Studies

Date and Time
22 May 2008 18:15 - 19:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

Proposals have been made for a variety of certification systems to act as the basis for an international system of documentation to provide evidence of PIC and MAT relating to access and use of genetic resources and traditional knowledge. This side-event will present a comparative anlaysis of all four proposals and the challenges for development of a practical, feasible and cost effective certificate system.