Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

First Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Madrid, Spain, 12-16 June 2006


The Interim Secretariat wishes to draw attention to FAO rules [and the relevant sections of the Information Note, IT/GB-1/06/Inf.14] with regard to the submission of the credentials of representatives.

Each Contracting Party is requested to submit the credentials of its delegate, alternate, expert(s), and adviser(s) designated to attend the meeting in accordance with the pertinent Rules of the Organization. In particular, the credentials have to be issued by, or signed on behalf of, any of the following: Head of State; Head of Government; Minister of Foreign Affairs; or Minister of the Department concerned. An example of credentials, issued by a Minister of Foreign Affairs, is available from the Documents page: See the invitation to the meeting  

The credentials would need to be sent no later than 28 May 2006, if possible. Please note that, whenever credentials are submitted in copy, e-mail or by fax, the original must be submitted upon registration.

In addition to the above, the registration of representatives of observers, including non-Contracting Parties, international and intergovernmental organizations and accredited non-governmental organizations is subject to the receipt by the Interim Secretariat of an official letter before the opening of the meeting of the Governing Body, providing the names and titles of the their representatives.

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