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Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Title Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources
Code FO-738
Sessions and documents

View documents of the ITWG on Forest Genetic Resources

Legal Framework
Origin

The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at its 12th Session in October 2009.

Statutes

STATUTES

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

Established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Working Group shall:

  • review the situation and issues related to biodiversity in the area of forest genetic resources and advise and make recommendations to the Commission on these matters;
  • consider the progress made in implementing the Commission's programme of work on forest genetic resources as well as any other matters referred to the Working Group by the Commission; and
  • report to the Commission on its activities.

In order for the Working Group to carry out this mandate, the Commission will assign specific tasks to the Working Group.

Membership

The Members of the Working Group shall be elected at each regular session of the Commission and serve until the next regular session of the Commission. They will be eligible for re-election.

Number of Members 27
Current term of office 2013-2015
List of Members
  • Algeria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation
  • Sudan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
Languages Arabic, English, French, Chinese, Russian and Spanish
Document symbol CGRFA/WG-FGR
Frequency of Sessions The meetings of the Working Group are held when required and no more than once annually.
Contact information/email

FO-ITWG-FGR@fao.org

Web site

Information available on the following web sites:

First Session April 2011
Pattern of sessions 2011, 2013 and 2014
Remarks

Subsidiary Body of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture