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Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Author: UN-Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Publisher: United Nations'
  • Published: 2011

The Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio “Earth Summit”) and entered into force…

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Standard 1.4.4 - Prohibited and Restricted Plants and Fungi

  • Author: Food Standards Australia and New Zealand
  • Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia ComLaw
  • Published: 2011

This standard regulates plants and fungi. It lists the species of plants and fungi that must not be added to food or offered for sale as food. It also lists…

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

  • Author: UN-International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • Published: 2009

The Treaty aims at: • recognizing the enormous contribution of farmers to the diversity of crops that feed the world; • establishing a global system to provide farmers, plant breeders…

Decisions adopted by the conference of the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its ninth meeting

  • Author: UN-Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • Published: 2008

ISSUES In-depth review of the programme of work on agricultural biodiversity Agricultural biodiversity: biofuels and biodiversity Global Strategy for Plant Conservation In-depth review of ongoing work on alien species that…

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  • Author: UN-General Assembly,
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • Published: 2008

Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such,…

The Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore – Summary of issues raised and points made

  • Author: World Trade Organisation
  • Published: 2006

At its meeting of 17-19 September 2002 the Council for TRIPS requested the Secretariat to periodically update its summary notes of issues raised and points made in the Council's work…

Values and Ethics - Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

  • Author: National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Published: 2003

The document contains guidelines for ethical health research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In accordance with guidance from Aboriginal people it is written around a framework of Aboriginal…

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Author: UNESCO
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • Published: 2003

The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization hereinafter referred to as UNESCO, meeting in Paris, from 29 September to 17 October 2003, at its 32nd…

Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) - Annex 1C of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization

  • Author: World Trade Organisation
  • Publisher: World Trade Organisation
  • Published: 1994

PREAMBLE Members, - Desiring to reduce distortions and impediments to international trade, and taking into account the need to promote effective and adequate protection of intellectual property rights, and to…

Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Author: UN-Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Publisher: United Nations
  • Published: 1992

PREAMBLE The Contracting Parties, Conscious of the intrinsic value of biological diversity and of the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic values of biological diversity and…

Convention 169 Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries

  • Author: International Labour Organization
  • Published: 1989

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation, Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its 76th Session on…

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Author: UN General Assembly
  • Published: 1948

PREAMBLE Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in…