24-28 September 2013 Muscat, Masqat, Oman
Fifth Session of the ITPGR Governing Body

The fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) will address, among other issues: implementation of the Treaty's Multilateral System (MLS) of Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS), including reviews and assessment under the MLS and implementation of the Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA); implementation of the ITPGR Funding Strategy; sustainable use of plant genetic resources; Farmers' Rights; implementation of the Global Information System; operation of the Third Party Beneficiary; and Work Programme and Budget for the 2014/2015 biennium. The meeting will be preceded by two days of regional consultations on 22-23 September 2013.  

dates: 24-28 September 2013   venue: Bustan Palace Hotel   location: Muscat, Masqat, Oman   contact: ITPGR Secretariat   phone: (+39) 06 570 53441   fax: (+39) 06 570 56347   e-mail: pgrfa-treaty@fao.org   www: http://www.planttreaty.org/content/fifth-session-governing-body  

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