International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Cooperation and Partnerships

Convention on Biological Diversity

Since the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol, the Governing Body has called on Contracting Parties to ensure that any legislative, administrative or policy measures taken for the implementation of both the Treaty and the Convention on Biological Diversity or its Nagoya Protocol, are consistent and mutually supportive. The two secretariat has signed a memorandum of cooperation and organise joint workshops.

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Commission was the forum where the Treaty was negotiated and ongoing collaboration brings policy coherence and complementarity of the two bodies in the area of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. The two bodies adopted a Joint statement of cooperation and there is in place a very close relation between their bureaus and secretariats.

Resource mobilization

The members of the Treaty has acknowledged the positive outcomes of the strategy of cooperation with relevant international organizations to facilitate the implementation of the Funding Strategy, especially its Benefit-sharing Fund, and have acknowledged the importance and value of building partnerships with regards to resource mobilization, programming and effectiveness of the Fund’s operation. 

Policy coherence

The Governing Body has requested the Secretary to establish and maintain cooperation with other relevant international organization and treaties on matters covered by the Treaty and to continue participating in relevant meetings of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, the World Health Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, among others. 

Type of Partnership

Commission of the African Union (AU)
The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty...
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
It is a specialized agency of the Inter-American System, and its purposes are to encourage and support the efforts of its Member States to achieve agricultural development and well-being for rural populations.
International Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences (CABI)
CABI is a not for profit, intergovernmental organization that improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Their mission and direction is influenced by over 40 member countries that...
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
It is a tropical organisation with a tropical agenda. But why study insects? Because in the tropics, insects are a fact of life to be reckoned with. Insects pose a greater risk to food production, often causing the loss of...
International Office of Epizootics (OIE)
The OIE is an intergovernmental organisation created by the International Agreement of 25 January 1924, signed by 28 countries. In May 2006, the OIE totalled 167 Member Countries.
International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)
The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) is an intergovernmental organization with headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland). UPOV was established by the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. The Convention was adopted in Paris...
Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR)
El Mercado Común del Sur o Mercosur es un bloque comercial cuyos propósitos son promover el libre intercambio y movimiento de bienes, personas y capital entre los países que lo integran, y avanzar a una mayor integración política y cultural...
Nordic Council of Ministers
Official Nordic co-operation is channelled through two organisations: the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic Council was formed in 1952 and is the forum for Nordic parliamentary co-operation. The Council has 87 elected members, representing the...
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: Support sustainable economic growth Boost employment Raise living standards Maintain financial stability Assist other countries' economic development Contribute to growth in world trade The OECD also shares...
Pacific Community (PC)
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) works in partnership with its members, other organisations and donors to deliver priority work programmes to member countries and territories.
Parlamento Andino
Parlamento andino promueve el proceso de integración andina, incentivando a la participación de los pueblos, armonizando las leyes de los países andinos y protegiendo los derechos humanos, la justicia social y la democracia. Así mismo, promueve y orienta el proceso...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
The objectives of SADC as stated in Article 5 of the Treaty remain relevant but Member States underscore the need to ensure that poverty alleviation is addressed in all SADC activities and programmes with the ultimate objective of eradicating it....
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Share this page