At its last Session, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Commission) discussed the possible re-organization of its intersessional work.

It mandated its Bureau to conduct informal open-ended consultation with the aim of: 

  1. developing, in a first step, criteria against which the different options for the reorganization of the Commission’s intersessional work should be assessed; 
  2. reviewing and revising, as appropriate, the options contained in the document CGRFA-18/21/13 and developing new options, if necessary, with a view to establishing a set of options that reflects all views Members and the Working Groups hold with regard to the re-organization of the Commission’s work; and 
  3. assessing the set of consolidated options against the criteria identified, with a view to agreeing on recommendations for the re-organization of the Commission’s intersessional work, for consideration by the Commission at its Nineteenth Regular Session.

The Bureau will hold the informal consultation virtually on 16 November 2022.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The agenda of the consultation and other relevant documents will be published on this webpage, as they become available.

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