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Informational Webinar on new programme of work and institutional arrangements on Article 8(j)


  • Date: Tuesday, 7 March 2023: 8:00-9:30 am (Montreal Time, UTC-5)

  • Languages: webinar conducted in English with French and Spanish interpretations

  • Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MkVsbk1ARfmE6nRD5rDHkw

  • Recordings: will be posted on this page in English, Spanish and French


About the event

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity will host a webinar to inform and update Parties, indigenous peoples and local communities and stakeholders on decision 15/10 regarding the development of a new programme of work and institutional arrangements on Article 8(j) and other provisions of the Convention related to indigenous peoples and local communities.

The webinar aims to clarify the rationale, objectives, and methodology of the approaching negotiations for the new programme of work on, and possible institutional arrangements and their modus operandi for indigenous peoples and local communities. During the webinar, a summary of the decisions related to indigenous peoples and local communities made at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) will be presented, focusing on the peer review process and Ad-Hoc Technical Expert Group on the new programme of work and institutional arrangements, and next steps.

The webinar will take place on 7 March 2023 from 08:00 to 9:30 a.m. Montreal time (UTC-5) via Zoom. The webinar will be conducted in English, with interpretation available in Spanish and French. Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MkVsbk1ARfmE6nRD5rDHkw

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