Events - Monday, 3 February 2014

African Union Technical Expert Group Meeting on ABS

Hosted by the Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC), this meeting is expected to address issues related to the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits (ABS).  

dates: 3-4 February 2014 [tentative]   location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia [tentative]  

Eighth Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG 8)

The eighth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place from 3-7 February 2014, in New York, US. OWG 8 is expected to discuss: Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity (2 days); Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment (1.5 days); and Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance (1.5 days).  

dates: 3-7 February 2014   venue: UN Headquarters   location: New York City, US  


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) will address genetic resources and is expected to be preceded by an Ambassadorial/Senior Capital-Based Officials meeting to share views on key policy issues relating to the negotiations to further inform and guide the process.  

dates: 3-7 February 2014   location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland