The Traditional Knowledge (TK) Bulletin aims to provide information for indigenous communities and other relevant stakeholders on TK related discussions at international fora.
The TK Bulletin is offered by the UNU-IAS as a pilot activity of the Traditional Knowledge Institute (TKI), which focuses on research and training in many aspects of the TK of indigenous and local communities from a global perspective, grounded in local experience.
The TK Bulletin provides a weekly review of TK issues in the global news (updated every Wednesday) as well as individual posts on issues of relevance to TK at a global level, including issues discussed at international meetings. International fora to be covered by the Information Service include: processes within the CBD, WIPO, the WTO, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues, UNESCO, FAO (i.e. the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources), UNCTAD, processes of the World Bank and regional development banks, initiatives such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology, and the work of regional organizations such as the Organization of American States. The TK Bulletin is a key output of relevant pilot activities for the TKI.