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Side Event

Are the FAO and WHO ABS-Agreements supportive of the objectives of the Nagoya Protocol?

Berne Declaration, Third World Network, Church Development Service (EED).

Date and Time
8 June 2011 13:15 - 14:45

First Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on ABS (ICNP 1)

Article 4 of the Nagoya Protocol explicitly envisages the possibility of specialized international access and benefit-sharing instruments,provided that they are supportive of and do not run counter to the objectives of the Convention and the Protocol. The side-event will analyse two current important agreements in this regard, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the newly adopted Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework of the WHO. The panel will raise the question of whether these agreements fulfill the requirements of Article 4 of the Nagoya Protocol.