Monday, 9 November 2009
INTERNATIONAL VILM WORKSHOP ON MATTERS RELATED TO TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE ASSOCIATED WITH GENETIC RESOURCES AND THE INTERNATIONAL ABS-REGIME - RESULTS AND SPECIFIC IDEAS
GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, GERMAN FEDERAL AGENCY FOR NATURE CONSERVATION, INSTITUTE FOR BIODIVERSITY NETWORK (IBN)
The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety has organized an International Vilm Workshop on matters related to Traditional Knowledge associated with Genetic Resources and the International ABS-Regime. The goal of the expert meeting was to exchange information and discuss practical implications in order to support the rights of indigenous and local communities in the negotiations of the International ABS Regime. The side-event presented results and specific ideas like biocultural protocols and ABS 'commons' licensing models.
BALANCING BUILDING BLOCKS OF A FUNCTIONAL ABS SYSTEM: KEY LEGAL ISSUES AFFECTING THE CREATION OF THE ABS REGIME
THE FRIDTJOF NANSEN INSTITUTE, NORWAY
This side event presented a legal analysis of the functional challenges that must be addressed by the Parties in creating and implementing the ABS regime. The analysis has been written by Tomme Young and Morten Walløe Tvedt as part of a research project on ABS that is currently carried out by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, in collaboration with the ABS Capacity Development Initiative for Africa. The analysis is included as one of the documents of this meeting (UNEP/CBD/WG-ABS/8/INF/2). Chair: Peter Johan Schei. Presenters: Regine Andersen, Tomme Young.
UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
QUEBEC NATIVE WOMEN/FEMMES AUTOCHTONES DU QUÉBEC INDIGENOUS WORLD ASSOCIATION CANADIAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
Indigenous representatives discussed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the relationship to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The discussion also examined Canada's current position on the Declaration.
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY
SECRETARIAT OF THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity. Presentation(s):
PRESENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH AGREEMENT DEALING WITH SCIENTIFIC EVALUATION OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE FOR DIABETES; PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines (CIHR-TAAM) is a multidisciplinary group of university researchers indigenous community members and the health board of the Canadian James Bay Cree Territory devoted to evaluating the effectiveness of Indigenous Traditional Medicine (TM) to fight against diabetes. In order to do so, a comprehensive research agreement was devised to oversee the access to and protection to TM and related joint intellectual property and the sharing of benefits resulting from the research. The event discussed the major tools and mechanisms used to ensure a mutually trusting, respectful and beneficial relationship.