The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, at its fifteenth meeting, adopted decision 15/10 ( https://www.cbd.int/doc/
In accordance with the above-noted decision, I am pleased to invite Parties, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations to nominate experts to participate in the ad hoc technical expert group. As established by annex III of the same decision, the expert group will be composed of three experts per region nominated by Parties, two representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities from each of the seven sociocultural regions recognized by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as no more than six experts from other relevant organizations.
The selection of experts will be undertaken in consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties, with due regard to expertise in all aspects of 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, taking into account geographical representation, as well as gender balance. The meeting of the ad hoc technical expert group is expected to take place in June 2023.
Further information on the working modalities for the group will be communicated in due course.
The text of this notification is also available on the CBD website at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/