On 29 October 2010, governments came to agreement on a landmark treaty, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from their Utilization, which is a protocol instrument to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The Nagoya Protocol sets up the overall framework to secure appropriate access to genetic resources and improved equitable sharing of benefits that accrue from the use of those resources.
This side event is mainly addressed at delegates attending the Third WIPO Intersessional Working Group of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.
The purpose of the side event is to analyze the implications of the Nagoya outcome for ongoing multilateral debates surrounding biodiversity and intellectual property issues, as well as for technical assistance in this area.
UNCTAD´s envisaged activities will be particularly highlighted in this context.