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Preparatory processes and milestones towards WG 8(j) 10

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Last updated on 21 June 2017.

WG8J 10

13-16 December 2017, Montreal, Canada.

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Item 2. Organizational matters

2.2. Adoption of agenda and organization of work

Background: WG 8(j) will consider the provisional agenda for its tenth meeting which the Executive Secretary prepared in consultation with the Bureau.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of provisional agenda   21 June 2017
Posting of annotations to provisional agenda   23 June 2017

Item 3. The Rutzolijirisaxik Voluntary Guidelines for the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities relevant for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity (Task 15 of the Multi-Year Programme of Work)

Background: The Working Group will be invited to consider for adoption a revised draft of the Rutzolijirisaxik Voluntary Guidelines for the Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Relevant for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request submission of views and information to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity   27 January to 1 May 2017
Peer review   10 July to 10 August 2017
Posting of pre-session document   1 November 2017

Item 4. Glossary of Relevant Key Terms and Concepts to be Used within the Context of Article 8 (j) and Related Provisions

Background:The Working Group is expected to complete the glossary of key terms and concepts to be used within the context of Article 8(j) and related provisions, with a view to its adoption at the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request submission of views and information to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity   27 January to 1 May 2017.
Peer review   20 July to 20 August 2017.
Posting of pre-session document   30 September 2017

Item 5. Finalization of Task 7, 10 and 12 of the Multi-year Programme of Work

Background: The Working Group is expected to review this information and make recommendations that contribute to the finalization of tasks 7 and 12 of the revised multi-year programme of work on Article 8(j) and related provisions, as appropriate.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request submission of views and information to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity   27 January to 1 May 2017.
Peer review   12 September to 3 October 2017.
Posting of pre-session document   1 November 2017

Item 6. Resources Mobilization: Assessing the Contribution of Collective Actions of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities and Safeguards in Biodiversity Financing Mechanisms

The collective contribution of indigenous peoples and local communities

Background: The Working Group will consider to develop elements of methodological guidance for identifying, monitoring, and assessing the contribution of indigenous peoples and local communities to the achievement of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and with a view to finalizing the methodological guidance at the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation and adopting it at the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting.

The voluntary guidelines on safeguards in biodiversity financing mechanisms

Background: The Working Group is expected to make recommendations, for further consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request submission of views and information to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity   27 January to 1 May 2017.
Dialogue Workshop on Assessment of Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation and Resource Mobilization   11-13 June 2015
Posting of pre-session document   1 November 2017

Item 7. Progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 18, implementation of the Plan of Action on Customary Sustainable Use, and Integration of Article 8(j) and provisions related to indigenous peoples and local communities in the work of the Convention and its Protocols

Progress towards Target 18 on traditional knowledge and customary sustainable use of biodiversity

Background: The Working Group may wish to take note of the progress report, bearing in mind that further updated information is expected to be made available for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting.

Customary sustainable use, bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management

Background: It is expected that this item will be considered by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice at its twenty-first meeting which will be held in conjunction with the tenth meeting of the Working Group.

Integration of Article 8(j) and provisions related to indigenous peoples and local communities in the work of the Convention and its protocols
Background: The Working Group is expected to consider the proposals and prepare recommendations for further consideration by Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting. In doing so, the Working Group may wish to take into account the status of the implementation of the programme of work on the Implementation of Article 8(j) and related provisions.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request submission of views and information to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity   27 January to 1 May 2017.
Peer review of pre-session document on integration of Article 8(j) and provisions related to indigenous peoples and local communities in the work of the Convention and its protocols   3 July - 3 August 2017
Posting of pre-session document on Progress towards Target 18 on traditional knowledge and customary sustainable use of biodiversity   1 November 2017
Posting of pre-session document on customary sustainable use, bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management   1 November 2017
Posting of pre-session document on integration of Article 8(j) and provisions related to indigenous peoples and local communities in the work of the Convention and its protocols   30 September 2017

Item 8. Recommendations of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Background: The Working Group will be invited to consider the new recommendations arising from both the fifteenth (2016) and sixteenth (2017) sessions of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues pertaining to the Convention.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session document   4 September 2017

Item 9. In-depth dialogue on thematic areas and other cross-cutting issues

Background: The Working Group will engage in an in-depth dialogue on: “Contribution of the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous peoples and local communities to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with particular emphasis on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.”

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request submission of views and information to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity   27 January to 1 May 2017.
Posting of pre-session document   1 November 2017

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