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Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (FI-816)

Title Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Code FI-816
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Origin

The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at its 15th Session in 2015 to guide the preparation of and review the first report on The State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

Statutes

STATUTES

Category Cat.1
Purpose

The Working Group shall:

  • review the situation and issues related to aquatic genetic resources for food and agriculture and advise and make recommendations to the Commission on these matters;
  • consider the progress made in implementing the Commission’s programme of work on aquatic genetic resources for food and agriculture 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. In addition, the Commission shall elect at each regular session a list of up to two Alternate Members for each region. Alternate Members will replace, in the order in which they appear on the list, any Member who has resigned and informed the Secretariat accordingly. The elected Members and Alternate Members will be eligible for re-election.

Number of Members 28
Current term of office 2017-2019
List of Members
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Comoros
  • Czechia
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • United States of America
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
Document symbol CGRFA/WG-AqGR
Frequency of Sessions The meetings of the Working Group are held when required and no more than once annually.
Contact information/email

[email protected]

Web site

Information available on the following web sites:

First Session June 2016
Pattern of sessions 2016 and 2018
Remarks

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