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  • Irene Hoffmann
    Animal Genetic Resources Branch
    FAO HQ, Room C-592
    Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
    00153 Rome, Italy
    Tel: +39 06 570 52796
  • Facsimile: +39 06-57055749
  • ITWG-ANGR6@fao.org

6th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2010)

Rome, Italy, 24-26 November 2010

The Sixth 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 November 2010. The opening meeting will begin at 9.30 hours on Wednesday 24 November 2010.

The Session is being convened under the Regular Programme of the Organization. It will be conducted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian 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 Twelfth Regular Session of the Commission decided that the Working Group should meet prior to the next Regular Session of the Commission to review:


  • progress made and action taken to implement the Global Plan of Action, including the Funding Strategy;
  • status and trends reporting;
  • country-based early warning and response systems, including technical indicators; and
  • the further development of technical guidelines and DAD-IS.


The members of the Working Group, as elected by the Twelfth Session of the Commission, are as follows:


  • Africa: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Morocco, South Africa, Togo
  • Asia: China, Mongolia, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Thailand
  • Europe: Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Near East: Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Qatar
  • North America: Canada, United States of America
  • Southwest Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Samoa


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.