Subsidiary bodies

Sectoral working groups

The Commission may establish intergovernmental technical working groups, with appropriate geographical balance, to assist in specific areas of genetic resources.

The purpose of these “sectoral working groups” is to review the status of, and issues related to, biodiversity in the areas under their respective competences, to advise and make recommendations to the Commission on these matters, to consider the progress made in implementing the Commission's programme of work and to address any other matters referred to them by the Commission.

The Commission, so far, has established the following intergovernmental technical working groups:

Other subsidiary bodies

The Commission may also establish subsidiary bodies other than sectoral working groups as it may deem necessary for the effective discharge of its functions.

The Commission, so far, has established the following other subsidiary bodies: