International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Invitation to consider options for safety duplicates of seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault


I have the honour to draw your attention to Resolution 12/2017 of the Governing Body of the International Treaty, on Cooperation with International Bodies and Organizations.

By the said Resolution, the Governing inter alia requested the Secretary to explore with the Government of Norway practical means to enhance the linkages between the International Treaty and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Seed Vault). The Governing Body invited Contracting Parties, international institutions and other relevant bodies to consider making use of the Seed Vault in their strategy for securing their important seed collections and for the purpose of long-term storage of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Code: NCP GB8-012-SGSV

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