Key Issues

Responding to the challenges of a changing world

Second World Seed Conference
Responding to the challenges of a changing world: The role of new plant varieties and high quality seed in agriculture
FAO, Rome, September 8-10, 2009
Declaration at the Second World Seed Conference Declaration
Declaration at the Second World Seed Conference WSC Proceedings

UPOV's response to: General Assembly of the United Nations - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Note from UPOV members presented to the the third Committee of the General Assembly of the UN on Octber 21, 2009 Note from the representatives of the members of the Union to the Council of UPOV, presented to the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations on October 21, 2009, concerning the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Impact Study UPOV Report on the Impact of Plant Variety Protection UPOV Report on the Impact of Plant Variety Protection (UPOV Publication 353(E))
Breeder's exemption Breeder's exemption in the 1978 and 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention Breeder's exemption in the 1978 and the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention
Contracts Symposium on Contracts in Relation to Plant Breeders' Rights UPOV, Geneva, October 31, 2008
Notion of Breeder and Common Knowledge Notion of Breeder and Common Knowledge The Notion of Breeder and Common Knowledge
Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing

Reply of January 23, 2009, to the letter of the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of December 19, 2008, providing a peer review of the draft “Study on the relationship between the ABS International Regimen and other international instruments which govern the use of genetic resources: The World Trade Organization (WTO); the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); and the Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)”
Letter of UPOV Letter of UPOV Comments of UPOV on Draft Study Comments of UPOV on Draft Study

Letter on Biological Diversity containing a decision of the Council of UPOV Letter to the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) containing a decision of the Council of UPOV for consideration by the Conference of Parties of the CBD at its ninth meeting to be held in Bonn, Germany, from May 19 to 30, 2008

Access to Genetic Resources and benefit-sharing, Reply of UPOV dated April 12, 2005 Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing
(Reply of UPOV to the Notification of April 12, 2005, from the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD))

Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing
(Reply of UPOV to the Notification of June 26, 2003, from the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD))

(Adopted by the Council of UPOV, October 23, 2003)

Access to Genetic Resources and benefit-sharing, Reply of UPOV dated May 13 and 14, 2004 UPOV and IPGRI to Intensify Cooperation:  Meeting on May 13 and 14, 2004, at the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), Maccarese (Rome).

Trade and Transfer of Technology International Harmonizaton is Essential for Effective Plant Variety Protection and Transfer of Technology International Harmonization is Essential for Effective Plant Variety Protection and Transfer of Technology
(Based on an intervention in the Council for TRIPS, September 19, 2002)
Plant Biotechnology WIPO-UPOV Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Biotechnology
(Geneva, October 24, 2003)

WIPO-UPOV Symposium on the Co-existence of Patents and Plant Breeders' Rights in the Promotion of Biotechnological Developments 
(Geneva, October 25, 2002) 
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Getting the Most of Out of your New Plant Variety Getting the Most of Out of Your New Plant Variety
Other Getting the Most of Out of your New Plant Variety Position of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) concerning Decision VI/5 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (April 11, 2003)

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