7th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2012)
Rome, Italy, 24-26 October 2012
The Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 24-26 October 2012. The opening meeting will begin at 9.30 hours on Wednesday 24 October 2012.
The Session is being convened under the Regular Programme of the Organization. It will be conducted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish.
The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at its Seventh Session in May 1997, in line with Conference Resolution 3/95. The Thirteenth Regular Session of the Commission in 2011 decided that the Working Group should meet prior to the next Regular Session of the Commission. Issues to be addressed by the Seventh Session of the Working Group include:
- Review of the progress made in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources;
- Implementation and review of the Funding Strategy for the implementation of the Global Plan of Action;
- Preparation of The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture; and
- Indicators to measure progress made in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action, and the further development of the headline indicator of the Convention on Biological Diversity for trends in genetic diversity of domesticated animal species of major socio-economic importance.
The members of the Working Group, as elected by the Thirteenth Session of the Commission, are as follows:
- Africa: Congo, Kenya, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe
- Asia: China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Thailand
- Europe: Germany, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Suriname
- Near East: Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
- North America: Canada, United States of America
- Southwest Pacific: Cook Islands, Fiji
Members of the Commission which are not members of the Working Group may participate, upon request to the Commission Secretariat, in the work of the Working Group in an observer capacity. The Working Group, or the Bureau on behalf of the Working Group, may invite experts, as well as representatives of specialized international organizations, to attend its meetings as observers.