Report Of The Sixth Meeting Of The Ad Hoc Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group On Article 8(J) And Related Provisions Of The Convention On Biological Diversity

INTRODUCTION

A. Background

1. The Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity was established by decision IV/9 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. It held its first meeting in Seville, Spain, from 27 to 31 March 2000, and its second and third meetings in Montreal, from 4 to 8 February 2002, and from 8 to 12 December 2003, respectively. The fourth meeting was held in Granada, Spain, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, from 23 to 27 January 2006, while the fifth meeting was held in Montreal, from 15 to 19 October 2008. In paragraph 5 of its decision IX/13 A, the Conference of the Parties decided that an additional meeting of the Working Group should be organized prior to the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Accordingly, the sixth meeting of the Working Group was held from 2 to 6 November 2009, in Montreal, at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), back-to-back with the eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing.

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