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Second Regular National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Record information and status
Record ID
102619
Status
Published
Date of creation
2011-10-27 15:18 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2011-11-16 21:43 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2011-11-16 21:43 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

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Origin of report
Country
  • Tajikistan
Contact officer for report
Coordinates
Нейматулло Сафаров
Руководитель
Национальный Центр по реализации Национального Плана Действий по Охране Окружающей Среды
ул. Шевченко 47
г.Душанбе
Tajikistan, 734025
Phone:+ (992 37) 2212546
Fax:+ (992 37) 2218978
Email:biodiv@biodiv.tojikiston.com
Consulted stakeholders
9. Organizations/stakeholders who were consulted or participated in the preparation of this report
RU
Национальный центр по релаизации Национального плана действий по охране окружающей среды, Национальный центр по биоразнообразию и биобезопансоти
Submission
10. Date of submission
2011-10-27
11. Time period covered by this report
Start date
2004
Time period covered by this report
End date
2011
Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
12. Is your country a Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB)?
  • Yes
Article 2 – General provisions
15. Has your country introduced the necessary legal, administrative and other measures for the implementation of the Protocol?
  • A domestic regulatory framework is partially in place
16. Which specific instruments are in place for the implementation of your national biosafety framework?
  • One or more national biosafety laws
  • One or more sets of biosafety guidelines
  • Other laws, regulations or guidelines that indirectly apply to biosafety
17. Has your country established a mechanism for the budgetary allocations of funds for the operation of its national biosafety framework?
  • Yes
18. Does your country have permanent staff to administer functions directly related to the national biosafety framework?
  • Yes
19. If you answered Yes to question 18, how many permanent staff members are in place whose functions are directly related to the national biosafety framework?
  • Less than 5
20. Has your country’s biosafety framework / laws / regulations / guidelines been submitted to the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH)?
  • Partially
21. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 2 in your country:
RU
Республика Таджикистан присоединилась к Картахенскому протоколу, что подтверждается Постановлением Маджлиси Намояндагон Маджлиси Оли (Парламент) Республики Таджикистан «О ратификации Картахенского Протокола по биобезопасности к Конвенции о биологическом разнообразии» № 932 от 22.10.2003 года .

В апреле 2004 года на Национальном семинаре с заинтересованными ответственными органами разработан и утвержден Рамочный документ по биобезопасности, в который включена Национальная система биобезопасности.

Политической и законодательной основой для реализации Картахенского Протокола стало принятие в феврале 2005 года Закона РТ «О биологической биобезопасности» (Постановление Маджлиси Миллии Маджлиси Оли (Парламент) Республики Таджикистан о принятии Закона Республики Таджикистан «о биологической безопасности», №602 11.02.2005).

Национальный Центр по биоразнообразию и биобезопасности (НЦББ), созданный Правительством РТ в 2003 году стал ключевым агентством по выполнению обязательств по Картахенскому протоколу и координации создания структуры по биобезопасности. Национальный Центр по биоразнообразию и биобезопасности ответственный за осуществление связи с Секретариатом Конвенции по биологическому разнообразию (КБР) и ведет работу как координационный центр по формированию Механизма Посредничества по Биобезопасности (МПБ).

НЦББ сотрудничал с Секретариатом КБР в рамках МПБ по обмену информацией, поддерживает и обновляет веб-сайт, контактируя с национальными организациями и партнерами. Основная работа связана с предоставлением отчетов Секретариату КБР, Правителльству РТ, организация семинаров и встреч с партнерами, включая общественность в том числе и НПО

Не смотря на наличие юридических средств осуществления заканодательства в Таджикистане (Закон о биобезопасности), институциональная структура не создана, но действует многопрофильная структура превентивных мер (различные службы контроля: фитосанитарный контроль, Сортоиспытания и т.д.). Национальный Центр по биоразнообразию и биобезопасности при консультации ЮНЕП подготовил и выполнил соответствующий проект по созданию национальной системы биобезопасности в РТ на основе создания и развития потенциала, получив одобрение ГЭФ и подтвердив вклад со-финансиррования страны.
Article 5 – Pharmaceuticals
23. If you answered Yes to question 22, has this information been submitted to the BCH?
  • Not applicable
24. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 5 in your country:
RU
В институте ветеринарии Академии Сельскохозяйственных Наук РТ производятся методом биотехнологии ветеринарные препараты. Соответствующие нормативные и инструктивные документы регулируют эту работу, в том числе передачу и принятие таких препаратов. Специальных инструкций или других нормативных документов по исследованиям или применению ЖИО/ГМО в ветеринарии не разработано, в виду отсутствия соответствующего технологического оборудования.

Для развития научных методов биотехнологии в Аграрном Университете РТ еще в 1997 году создан и функционирует Центр биотехнологии, который является научной лабораторией. Специальных работ по ГМО не проводят и не участвуют в таких исследованиях в виду отсутствия кадрового потенциала, современного биотехнологического оборудования и лаборатории контроля ГМО.

Фармацевтические (некоторые) и медицинские препараты в виде вакцин импортируются в рамках международных договоров ВОЗ и контролируются лабораториями и специальными органами Министерства здравоохранения.
Article 6 – Transit and Contained use
25. Does your country regulate the transit of LMOs?
  • Yes
26. Does your country regulate the contained use of LMOs?
  • Yes
27. If you answered Yes to questions 25 or 26, has this information been submitted to the BCH?
  • Partially
28. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 6 in your country:
RU
Таджикистан по своему географическому расположению (горы Памира и Афганский Бадахшан) не благоприятен как трансграничная страна. Горные системы и отсутствие транспортных переходов создают "тупик". Поэтому трансграничные перевозки крайне ограничены.
Articles 7 to 10 – Advance Informed Agreement (AIA) and intentional introduction of LMOs into the environment
29. Has your country adopted law(s) / regulations / administrative measures for the operation of the AIA procedure of the Protocol?
  • Yes
30. Has your country adopted a domestic regulatory framework consistent with the Protocol regarding the transboundary movement of LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment?
  • No
31. Has your country established a mechanism for taking decisions regarding first intentional transboundary movements of LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment?
  • Yes
32. If you answered Yes to question 31, does the mechanism also apply to cases of intentional introduction of LMOs into the environment that were not subject to transboundary movement?
  • No
33. Has your country established a mechanism for monitoring potential effects of LMOs that are released into the environment?
  • No
34. Does your country have the capacity to detect and identify LMOs?
  • No
35. Has your country established legal requirements for exporters under its jurisdiction to notify in writing the competent national authority of the Party of import prior to the intentional transboundary movement of an LMO that falls within the scope of the AIA procedure?
  • Yes
36. Has your country established legal requirements for the accuracy of information contained in the notification?
  • Yes
37. Has your country ever received an application / notification regarding intentional transboundary movements of LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment?
  • No
38. Has your country ever taken a decision on an application / notification regarding intentional transboundary movements of LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment?
  • No
41. In the current reporting period, how many applications/notifications has your country received regarding intentional transboundary movements of LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment?
  • None
42. In the current reporting period, how many decisions has your country taken regarding intentional transboundary movements of LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment?
  • None
50. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Articles 7-10 in your country, including measures in case of lack of scientific certainty on potential adverse effects of LMOs for intentional introduction to the environment:
RU
Ранее разработанная инструкция и проведенные тренинги для таможенной службы способствовали созданию платформы для сотрудничества НЦББ с Государственным таможенным комитетом РТ и его подразделениями, осуществляющими проверку документов на пограничных постах на товары животного и растительного происхождения. Однако отсутствие в Таджикистане лаборатории по контролю ГМО, затрудняет и ограничивает такое сотрудничество. Без специального центра лабораторной идентификации ГМО, таможенные службы при проведении контроля ограничиваются единой номенклатурой товаров и только в некоторых сложных случаях опираются на консультации других специалистов.

Планируется обновление тренинговых курсов для пограничных постов таможенных служб.

Факты ввоза ЖИО на территории страны официально не зарегистрированы. Имелись несколько газетных публикации о возможном ввозе в страну ЖИО. Никаких мероприятий по таким статьям не проводилось, в виду отсутствия точных данных у журналистов. Материалы были напечатаны по предположениям.

Такое положение дел говорит о том, что Таджикистану опираясь на существующую национальную регламентирующую базу, надо разрабатывать и принимать новые внутренние меры по осуществлению процедуры ЗОС Протокола. Таджикистан не разработал формат разрешения (статья 10).

Правительством Республики Таджикистан создан под руководством премьер-министра Совет по продовольственной безопасности, что является платформой для содействия в разработке процедур и мер предосторожности и основополагающих нормативно-правовых основ для разрешительных систем.
Article 11 – Procedure for living modified organisms intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (LMOs-FFP)
51. Has your country adopted specific law(s) or regulation(s) for decision-making regarding domestic use, including placing on the market, of LMOs-FFP?
  • Yes
52. Has your country established legal requirements for the accuracy of information to be provided by the applicant?
  • No
53. Has your country established a mechanism to ensure that decisions regarding LMOs-FFP that may be subject to transboundary movement will be communicated to the Parties through the BCH?
  • Yes
54. Has your country established a mechanism for taking decisions on the import of LMOs-FFP?
  • No
55. Has your country declared through the BCH that in the absence of a regulatory framework its decisions prior to the first import of an LMO-FFP will be taken according to Article 11.6 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety?
  • No
56. Has your country indicated its needs for financial and technical assistance and capacity building in respect of LMOs-FFP?
  • Yes
57. Has your country ever taken a decision on LMOs-FFP (either on import or domestic use)?
  • No
63. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 11 in your country, including measures in case of lack of scientific certainty on potential adverse effects of LMOs-FFP:
RU
Все соответствующие документы Таджикистан разместил на сайте МПБ. Специальных нормативов по импорту ЖИО-НИПО не разработаны. Дополнительный механизм контроля - контроль за эпидемиологической ситуацией, который осуществляется Государственной Санитарной Эпидемиологической службой Министерства Здравоохранения РТ, имеющей соответствующие инструкции. Этот орган контролирует пищевую безопасность на основе санитарно-гигиенических норм и правил, а также безопасность лекарственных препаратов.

В стране отсутствуют лаборатории по определению (подтверждению) ЖИО, в связи с этим даже идентифицированные на рынках продукции с содержанием ЖИО никаким образом не регламентируются в части потенциального неблагоприятного воздействия.

Механизм посредничества функционирует с 2007 года, просматривается информация о вновь появившихся на рынке ЖИО-ПКО. Как правило, значительная часть закупок продуктов питания для супермаркетов осуществляются частными предпринимателями (хозяева супермаркета) самостоятельно и партиями ограниченного количества (только для своих магазинов). Покупают они на продуктовых оптовых складах (у поставщиков, но не у производителей). При ввозе в страну декларируется продукция только по кодам (номенклатуре кодов) таможенных служб. Это затрудняет мониторинг ЖИО-ГМО. Еще в 2005 году Таджикистан в рамках подготовки Национальной Структуры биобезопасности выявил проблему контроля ЖИО на границе при пересечении таможенных постов - необходимость внесение ЖИО в международные коды номенклатур товаров. Механизм решения пока в разработке.
Article 12 – Review of decision
64. Has your country established a mechanism for the review and change of a decision regarding an intentional transboundary movement of LMOs?
  • No
65. Has your country ever received a request for a review of a decision?
  • No
66. Has your country ever reviewed / changed a decision regarding an intentional transboundary movement of LMOs?
  • No
67. In the current reporting period, how many decisions were reviewed and/or changed regarding an intentional transboundary movement of an LMO?
  • None
Article 13 – Simplified procedure
72. Has your country established a system for the application of the simplified procedure regarding an intentional transboundary movement of LMOs?
  • No
73. Has your country ever applied the simplified procedure?
  • No
75. In the current reporting period, how many LMOs has your country applied the simplified procedure to?
  • None
Article 14 – Bilateral, regional and multilateral agreements and arrangements
77. Has your country entered into any bilateral, regional or multilateral agreements or arrangements?
  • No
Article 15 – Risk assessment
81. Has your country established a mechanism for conducting risk assessments prior to taking decisions regarding LMOs?
  • Yes
82. If you answered Yes to question 81, does this mechanism include procedures for identifying experts to conduct the risk assessments?
  • Yes
83. Has your country established guidelines for how to conduct risk assessments prior to taking decisions regarding LMOs?
  • No
84. Has your country acquired the necessary domestic capacity to conduct risk assessment?
  • No
85. Has your country established a mechanism for training national experts to conduct risk assessments?
  • No
86. Has your country ever conducted a risk assessment of an LMO for intentional introduction into the environment?
  • No
87. Has your country ever conducted a risk assessment of an LMO intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing?
  • No
88. If your country has taken decision(s) on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment or on domestic use of LMOs-FFP, were risk assessments conducted for all decisions taken?
  • Not applicable
89. Has your country submitted summary reports of the risk assessments to the BCH?
  • Not applicable
90. In the current reporting period, if your country has taken decisions regarding LMOs, how many risk assessments were conducted in the context of these decisions?
  • None
91. Has your country ever required the exporter to conduct the risk assessment(s)?
  • No
92. Has your country ever required the notifier to bear the cost of the risk assessment(s) of LMOs?
  • No
93. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 15 in your country:
RU
Специальных нормативов по оценке риска в Таджикистане пока не принято, что непосредственно связано с отсутствием лаборатории по контролю ЖИО.

Незначительное количество квалифицированных специалистов, которые могут участвовать на национальном уровне в мероприятиях по оценке риска есть в различных научных подразделениях и организациях.
Article 16 – Risk management
94. Has your country established and maintained appropriate and operational mechanisms, measures and strategies to regulate, manage and control risks identified in risk assessments for:
94.1) LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment?
  • No
94.2) LMOs intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing?
  • No
95. Has your country established and maintained appropriate measures to prevent unintentional transboundary movements of LMOs?
  • No
96. Has your country taken measures to ensure that any LMO, whether imported or locally developed, undergoes an appropriate period of observation that is commensurate with its life-cycle or generation time before it is put to its intended use?
  • No
97. Has your country cooperated with other Parties with a view to identifying LMOs or specific traits that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity?
  • No
98. Has your country cooperated with other Parties with a view to taking measures regarding the treatment of LMOs or specific traits that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity?
  • No
Article 17 – Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
100. Has your country made available to the BCH the relevant details setting out its point of contact for the purposes of receiving notifications under Article 17?
  • Yes
101. Has your country established a mechanism for addressing emergency measures in case of unintentional transboundary movements of LMOs that are likely to have significant adverse effect on biological diversity?
  • Yes
102. Has your country implemented emergency measures in response to information about releases that led, or may have led, to unintentional transboundary movements of LMOs?
  • No
103. In the current reporting period, how many times has your country received information concerning occurrences that led, or may have led, to unintentional transboundary movement(s) of one or more LMOs to or from territories under its jurisdiction?
  • Never
Article 18 – Handling, transport, packaging and identification
108. Has your country taken measures to require that LMOs that are subject to transboundary movement are handled, packaged and transported under conditions of safety, taking into account relevant international rules and standards?
  • Yes, to some extent
109. Has your country taken measures to require that documentation accompanying LMOs-FFP clearly identifies that, in cases where the identity of the LMOs is not known through means such as identity preservation systems, they may contain living modified organisms and are not intended for intentional introduction into the environment, as well as a contact point for further information?
  • Yes, to some extent
110. Has your country taken measures to require that documentation accompanying LMOs-FFP clearly identifies that, in cases where the identity of the LMOs is known through means such as identity preservation systems, they contain living modified organisms and are not intended for intentional introduction into the environment, as well as a contact point for further information?
  • Yes, to some extent
111. Has your country taken measures to require that documentation accompanying LMOs that are destined for contained use clearly identifies them as living modified organisms and specifies any requirements for the safe handling, storage, transport and use, the contact point for further information, including the name and address of the individual and institution to whom the LMO are consigned?
  • Yes, to some extent
112. Has your country taken measures to require that documentation accompanying LMOs that are intended for intentional introduction into the environment of the Party of import, clearly identifies them as living modified organisms; specifies the identity and relevant traits and/or characteristics, any requirements for the safe handling, storage, transport and use, the contact point for further information and, as appropriate, the name and address of the importer and exporter; and contains a declaration that the movement is in conformity with the requirements of this Protocol applicable to the exporter?
  • Yes, to some extent
113. Does your country have the capacity to enforce the requirements of identification and documentation of LMOs?
  • No
114. Has your country established procedures for the sampling and detection of LMOs?
  • No
Article 19 – Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
116. Has your country designated one national focal point for the Cartagena Protocol to be responsible for liaison with the Secretariat?
  • Yes
117. Has your country designated one national focal point for the Biosafety Clearing-House to liaise with the Secretariat regarding issues of relevance to the development and implementation of the BCH?
  • Yes
118. Has your country designated one or more competent national authorities, which are responsible for performing the administrative functions required by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and are authorized to act on your country’s behalf with respect to those functions?
  • Yes, one
120. Has your country made available the required information referred in questions 116-119 to the BCH?
  • Yes, all information
122. Has your country established adequate institutional capacity to enable the competent national authority(ies) to perform the administrative functions required by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety?
  • Yes, to some extent
123. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 19 in your country:
RU
В Таджикистане в реализации положений Картахенского протокола по биобезопасности к Конвенции о биологическом разнообразии, определены следующие государственные органы: Национальный Центр по биоразнообразию и биобезопасности в части национального органа выполнения обязательств по Конвенции по биоразнообразию и Картахенскому Протоколу и несет ответственность за ведение МПБ по Таджикистану; Комитет по охране окружающей среды при Правительстве РТ - орган ответственный за ведение мониторинга за окружающей средой, Службы контроля Министерства сельского хозяйства РТ, научные подразделения академических институтов сельскохозяйственной академии и академии наук РТ ведут научные работы в области генетики; Таможенная Служба при Правительстве Республики Таджикистан - ведет общий мониторинг за экспортом-импортом.

В Таджикистане в 2011 году создан Совет по продовольственной безопасности, возглавляемый Премьер Министром РТ. По окончании формирования функций этого Совета, предполагается определить зону ответственности и в реализации Картахенского Протокола через совместное участие в национальной системе биобезопасности РТ.
Article 20 – Information Sharing and the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH)
124. Please provide an overview of the status of the information provided by your country to the BCH by specifying for each category of information whether it is available and whether it has been submitted to the BCH.
124.a) Existing national legislation, regulations and guidelines for implementing the Protocol, as well as information required by Parties for the advance informed agreement procedure (Article 20, paragraph 3 (a))
  • Information available and in the BCH
124.b) National laws, regulations and guidelines applicable to the import of LMOs intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (Article 11, paragraph 5)
  • Information available and in the BCH
124.c) Bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements and arrangements (Articles 14, paragraph 2 and 20, paragraph 3 (b))
  • Information not available
124.d) Contact details for competent national authorities (Article 19, paragraphs 2 and 3), national focal points (Article 19, paragraphs 1 and 3), and emergency contacts (Article 17, paragraph 3 (e))
  • Information available and in the BCH
124.e) Reports submitted by the Parties on the operation of the Protocol (Article 20, paragraph 3 (e))
  • Information not available
124.f) Decisions by a Party on regulating the transit of specific living modified organisms (LMOs) (Article 6, paragraph 1)
  • Information not available
124.g) Occurrence of unintentional transboundary movements that are likely to have significant adverse effects on biological diversity (Article 17, paragraph 1)
  • Information not available
124.h) Illegal transboundary movements of LMOs (Article 25, paragraph 3)
  • Information not available
124.i) Final decisions regarding the importation or release of LMOs (i.e. approval or prohibition, any conditions, requests for further information, extensions granted, reasons for decision) (Articles 10, paragraph 3 and 20, paragraph 3(d))
  • Information not available
124.j) Information on the application of domestic regulations to specific imports of LMOs (Article 14, paragraph 4)
  • Information not available
124.k) Final decisions regarding the domestic use of LMOs that may be subject to transboundary movement for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (Article 11, paragraph 1)
  • Information not available
124.l) Final decisions regarding the import of LMOs intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing that are taken under domestic regulatory frameworks (Article 11, paragraph 4) or in accordance with annex III (Article 11, paragraph 6) (requirement of Article 20, paragraph 3(d))
  • Information not available
124.m) Declarations regarding the framework to be used for LMOs intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing (Article 11, paragraph 6)
  • Information not available
124.n) Review and change of decisions regarding intentional transboundary movements of LMOs (Article 12, paragraph 1)
  • Information available and in the BCH
124.o) LMOs granted exemption status by each Party (Article 13, paragraph 1)
  • Information not available
124.p) Cases where intentional transboundary movement may take place at the same time as the movement is notified to the Party of import (Article 13, paragraph 1)
  • Information available but only partially available in the BCH
124.q) Summaries of risk assessments or environmental reviews of LMOs generated by regulatory processes and relevant information regarding products thereof (Article 20, paragraph 3 (c))
  • Information not available
125. Has your country established a mechanism for strengthening the capacity of the BCH National Focal Point to perform its administrative functions?
  • Yes
126. Has your country established a mechanism for the coordination among the BCH National Focal Point, the Cartagena Protocol focal point, and the competent national authority(ies) for making information available to the BCH?
  • Yes
127. Does your country use the information available in the BCH in its decision making processes on LMOs?
  • Yes, in some cases
128. Has your country experienced difficulties accessing or using the BCH?
  • No
129. If you answered Yes to question 128, has your country reported these problems to the BCH or the Secretariat?
  • Not applicable
130. Is the information submitted by your country to the BCH complete and up-to date?
  • Yes
131. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 20 in your country:
RU
Мероприятия по созданию потенциала и развитию МПБ в Таджикистане позволили сформировать понимание ответственных организаций о значении Картахенского Протокола и обучить  методам получения информации. Однако пока не удалось сформировать заинтересованности ответственных организаций в предоставлении оперативной информации. Предполагается, что для этого будут разработаны специальные инструкции и рекомендации для ответственных органов по биобезопасности РТ.
Article 21 – Confidential information
132. Has your country established procedures to protect confidential information received under the Protocol?
  • Yes
133. Does your country allow the notifier to identify information that is to be treated as confidential?
  • Yes, always
Article 22 – Capacity-building
135. Has your country received external support or benefited from collaborative activities with other Parties in the development and/or strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in biosafety?
  • Yes
136. If you answered Yes to question 135, how were these resources made available?
  • Bilateral channels
137. Has your country provided support to other Parties in the development and/or strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in biosafety?
  • Yes
138. If you answered Yes to question 137, how were these resources made available?
  • Bilateral channels
139. Is your country eligible to receive funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF)?
  • Yes
140. Has your country ever initiated a process to access GEF funds for building capacity in biosafety?
  • Yes
141. If you answered Yes to question 140, how would you characterize the process?
Please add further details about your experience in accessing GEF funds under question 150.
  • Average
142. Has your country ever received funding from the GEF for building capacity in biosafety?
  • Implementation of national biosafety frameworks
143. During the current reporting period, has your country undertaken activities for the development and/or strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in biosafety?
  • Yes
144. If you answered Yes to question 143, in which of the following areas were these activities undertaken?
  • Institutional capacity
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Identification of LMOs, including their detection
145. During the current reporting period, has your country carried out a capacity-building needs assessment?
  • Yes
146. Does your country still have capacity-building needs?
  • Yes
147. If you answered Yes to question 146, indicate which of the following areas still need capacity-building.
  • Institutional capacity
  • Risk assessment and other scientific and technical expertise
  • Risk management
  • Public awareness, participation and education in biosafety
  • Technology transfer
  • Identification of LMOs, including their detection
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Implementation of the documentation requirements under Article 18.2 of the Protocol
  • Handling of confidential information
  • Measures to address unintentional and/or illegal transboundary movements of LMOs
  • Scientific biosafety research relating to LMOs
  • Taking into account risks to human health
148. Has your country developed a capacity-building strategy or action plan?
  • No
149. Has your country submitted the details of national biosafety experts to the Roster of Experts in the BCH?
  • Yes
150. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 22 in your country, including further details about your experience in accessing GEF funds:
RU
В настоящее время выполняется проект ГЭФ - Программы ООН по окружающей среде (UNEP) «Поддержка по подготовке Вторых национальных докладов по биобезопасности по Картахенскому протоколу по биобезопасности.

Цель: Анализ эффективности Национальной системы биобезопасности Таджикистана, действующей в рамках Картахенского Протокола по биобезопасности; определение основных направлений деятельности ответственных органов и заинтересованных сторон по укреплению, развитию и функционированию национальной структуры биобезопасности. Основная задача - развитие национальной отчетности для укрепления национальной структуры биобезопасности и выполнение обязательства Республики Таджикистан по выполнению Картахенского протокола в соответствии со статьей 33 этого протокола, а также размещение на сайте МПБ Таджикистана Второго Национального доклада по выполнению Картахенского протокола.

Кроме того, Таджикистан успешно сотрудничает с агентствами ГЭФ и при поддержке международных консультантов, предоставленных  ЮНЕП подготовил проект Поддержки реализации Национального рамочного документа по биобезопасности. Запрос на финансирование поддержан и одобрен ГЭФ. Активная фаза реализации проекта Поддержки реализации Национального рамочного документа по биобезопасности будет начата с вводного семинара до конца 2011 года. Проект позволит создать специализированную лабораторию по контролю ЖИО, усилить национальный потенциал через разработку ряда важных нормативно правовых документов по процедурам регулируемым положениями Картахенского Протокола и национальным законодательством.

Ранее Национальный Центр по биоразнообразию и биобезопасности выполнял совместные проекты Правительства Республики Таджикистан и Программы ООН по окружающей среде (UNEP) 2003-2005 гг. ≪Разработка национальной системы биобезопасности для Республики Таджикистань≫ и в 2006-2007 гг. - ≪Создание потенциала для эффективного участия в механизме посредничества по биобезопасности≫ в результате которых была разработана национальная система биобезопасности и созданы необходимые условия для участия в Механизме Посредничества по Биобезопасности.
Article 23 – Public awareness and participation
151. Has your country established a strategy or put in place legislation for promoting and facilitating public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handling and use of LMOs?
  • Yes, to some extent
152. Has your country established a biosafety website?
  • Yes
153. Has your country established a mechanism to ensure public access to information on living modified organisms that may be imported?
  • Yes
154. Has your country established a mechanism to consult the public in the decision-making process regarding LMOs?
  • Yes, to a limited extent
155. Has your country established a mechanism to make available to the public the results of decisions taken on LMOs?
  • Yes, to a limited extent
156. Has your country taken any initiative to inform its public about the means of public access to the Biosafety Clearing-House?
  • Yes
157. In the current reporting period, has your country promoted and facilitated public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handling and use of LMOs?
  • Yes, to a limited extent
158. If you answered Yes to question 157, has your country cooperated with other States and international bodies?
  • Yes
159. In the current reporting period, how many times has your country consulted the public in the decision-making process regarding LMOs and made the results of such decisions available to the public?
  • None
160. Here you may provide further details on the implementation of Article 23 in your country:
RU
В Таджикистане создан веб-сайт http://www.biodiv.tj, где размещены материалы по биобезопасности и биоразнообразию РТ. Сайт поддерживается НЦББ. Новые материалы размещаются на сайте и заинтересованная общественность может ознакомиться или выслать свои материалы по различным вопросам.

НЦББ освещал и пропагандировал деятельность правительственных, научныхи образовательных организаций по выполнению Картахенского протокола по биобезопасности к Конвенции о биологическом разнообразии. Картахенский протокол был переведен на таджикский язык и широко распространялся по всей территории страны как среди заинтересованной общественности, так и среди потенциальных партнеров и участников национальной структуры биобезопасности Республики Таджикистан. Информация о ГМО была представлена в сборниках по итогам семинаров; специальные инструкции и рекомендации по механизмам выполнения Картахенского Протокола на национальном уровне были широко освещены в обзорных журналах по биобезопасности; специальные комментарии по биобезопасности были подготовлены для всех сотрудников таможенных служб. Ученые Академии Наук РТ прошли тренинг по биобезопасности. Специальная программа исследований по биотехнологии реализуется в АН РТ с привлечением аспирантов. В университете для молодежи были прочитаны специальные курсы лекции по биотехнологии и биоэтики. Рабочие записки по реализации Картахенского Протокола и укреплению национальной структуры биобезопасности для ответственных должностных лиц были распространены партнерам и заинтересованным сторонам.
Article 24 – Non-Parties
161. Has your country entered into any bilateral, regional, or multilateral agreement with non-Parties regarding transboundary movements of LMOs?
  • No
162. Has your country ever imported LMOs from a non-Party?
  • No
163. Has your country ever exported LMOs to a non-Party?
  • No
166. If your country is not a Party to the Cartagena Protocol, has it contributed information to the BCH on LMOs released in, or moved into, or out of, areas within its national jurisdiction?
  • Not applicable
Article 25 – Illegal transboundary movements
168. Has your country adopted domestic measures aimed at preventing and/or penalizing transboundary movements of LMOs carried out in contravention of its domestic measures to implement this Protocol?
  • No
169. Has your country established a strategy for detecting illegal transboundary movements of LMOs?
  • No
170. In the current reporting period, how many times has your country received information concerning cases of illegal transboundary movements of an LMO to or from territories under its jurisdiction?
  • Never
Article 26 – Socio-economic considerations
176. If your country has taken a decision on import, has it ever taken into account socio-economic considerations arising from the impact of the LMO on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity?
  • Not applicable
177. Has your country cooperated with other Parties on research and information exchange on any socio-economic impacts of LMOs?
  • No
Article 27 – Liability and Redress
179. Has your country signed the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress?
  • No
180. Has your country initiated steps towards ratification, acceptance or approval of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol?
  • Yes
Article 33 – Monitoring and reporting
182. Has your country submitted the previous national reports (Interim and First National Reports)?
  • No
183. If your country did not submit previous reports, indicate the main challenges that hindered the submission
  • Lack of financial resources to gather the necessary information
  • Lack of relevant information at the national level
Other information
184. Please use this field to provide any other information on issues related to national implementation of the Protocol, including any obstacles or impediments encountered.
RU
Политика Республики Тапджикистан в области биобезопасности только формируется. В настоящее время она основывается на фундаментальных принципах, закрепленных в соответствующих актах национального законодательства. Новый компетентный орган в структуре национальной системы биобезопасности в части продуктовой безопасности начал свое функционирование с 2011 года и возглавляется Премьер-Министром РТ.

В настоящее время в Таджикистане идет реструктуризация Академии Наук Республики Таджикистан и объединение специализированных институтов. По завершению будут разработаны новые программы исследований, в том числе по биотехнологическим направлениям.

Специализированный центр биотехнологии Таджикской Академии Сельскохозяйственных Наук министерства сельского хозяйства проводит ограниченный комплекс исследований по биотехнологии для совершенствования семеноводства. Однако технологический и лабораторный потенциал лаборатории крайне ограничен.

Научно-исследовательский институт ветеринарии готовит вакцины для сельскохозяйственных животных и сотрудничает по биотехнологии с рядом стран, участвуя в совместных исследовательских программах.
Survey on indicators of the Strategic Plan (2014)
In decision BS-VI/15, Parties requested the Executive Secretary to conduct a dedicated survey to gather information corresponding to indicators in the Strategic Plan that could not be obtained from the second national reports or through other existing mechanisms.

The answers to the survey are displayed below.
When did your national biosafety framework become operational?
indicator 1.1.1
  • 2005
Here you may provide further details
RU
Second National Report on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (2011);  UNEP/GEF project "Supporting the Implementation of National Biosafety Framework of the Republic of Tajikistan" (2014).
Survey 4. How many biosafety short-term training programmes and/or academic courses are offered annually in your country?
indicator 1.2.3
  • 5 per year or more
Here you may provide further details
RU
Due to limited capacity and insufficient financial support less than 1 activity per year was conducted until 2011. In addition, basically these activities were in line with common topic: information sharing and development of the national clearing-house mechanism.   Currently, targeted workshops and trainings in the country are mostly offered by UNEP/GEF Project "Supporting the Implementation of National Biosafety Framework of the Republic of Tajikistan". As one of the Project components provides for establishment of the system for handling requests, risk assessment, decision-making and risk management of LMOs, the improvement of human resources is to be done, without limitation, through conducting specific trainings for relevant audience. In addition, national lecturers have already conducted series of lectures and debates on biosafety for students and young biotechnologists in three higher education establishments.   Other institutions also conduct trainings that address specific biosafety aspects. For instance, a training on bioethics and biosecurity for national scientists was organized and conducted by the Tajik Academy of Sciences with the cooperation of the UK University of Bradford in 2013.
Survey 5. Does your country have in place a functional national mechanism for coordinating biosafety capacity-building initiatives?
indicator 1.2.4
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
RU
National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center exists in the Republic of Tajikistan. It was established on September 1, 2003 for coordinating activities on implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Republic of Tajikistan.
Survey 6. How much additional funding (in the equivalent of US dollars) has your country mobilized in the last four years to support implementation of the Biosafety Protocol, beyond the regular national budgetary allocation?
indicator 1.2.5
  • 100,000 USD or more
Survey 7. Does your country have predictable and reliable funding for building capacity for the effective implementation of the Protocol?
indicator 1.2.6
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
RU
The NBF support project is supported by UNEP and GEF (2014) with the co-financing by the Republic of Tajikistan. But this stable funding is limited by the project duration and focus area.  New lines of national budgetary support are expected in relation to Tajikistan's membership to WTO along with a number of obligations in following biosafety policies and rules. All of them will be included into national financing accounts.
Survey 8. How many LMO-related collaborative bilateral/multilateral arrangements has your country established with other Parties/non-Parties?
indicator 1.2.8
  • None
Survey 9. Has your country adopted or used any guidance documents for the purpose of conducting risk assessment and/or risk management?
indicator 1.3.1.1
Survey 9.a) Risk assessment
  • No
Survey 9.b) Risk management
  • No
Here you may provide further details
RU
No risk assessment and/or risk management were performed, as no notification for LMO transportation or distribution was submitted to Tajikistan.  CP CBD guidance documents for risk assessment were used to conduct trainings for scientists and experts on monitoring.
Survey 10. Has your country adopted or used any guidance documents for the purpose of evaluating risk assessment reports submitted by notifiers?
indicator 1.3.1.2
  • No
Here you may provide further details
RU
Tajikistan has not considered any notification for LMO import/distribution.
Survey 11. Has your country adopted any common approaches to risk assessment with other countries?
indicator 1.3.2
  • No
Here you may provide further details
RU
Tajikistan has not considered any notification for LMO import/distribution.
Survey 12. Has your country ever conducted a risk assessment of an LMO?
indicator 1.3.3
  • No
Here you may provide further details
RU
Tajikistan has not considered any notification for LMO import/distribution.
Survey 13. Does your country have the capacity to identify, assess and/or monitor living modified organisms or specific traits that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking into account risks to human health?
indicator 1.4.2
Survey 13.a) Identify
  • No
Survey 13.b) Assess
  • No
Survey 13.c) Monitor
  • No
Here you may provide further details
RU
Long-term capacity development will be incorporated into Biosafety Strategy (to be developed in 2014).
Survey 14. Does your country have available any guidance for the purpose of ensuring the safe handling, transport, and packaging of living modified organisms?
indicator 1.6.4
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
RU
The guidance "Customs Processing and Control of Exported and Imported Food, Plants and Living Animals through the Customs Border of the Republic of Tajikistan" is available.   In 2013, the first training on risk assessment was conducted in one of border regions of Tajikistan. The Cartagena Protocol extract from the "Green Customs" was presented to representatives of local Department of the Environment Protection Agency, customs officers and specialists of control bodies in order to share internationally summarized experience and provide them with effective tools whilst national instruments are not yet developed. Same introduction to the Green Customs has lately taken place in another border area of Jirgital, where important trade route between Tajikistan and Kirgizstan is situated.  New biosafety regulations and standards will be sequentially implemented including those resulting from membership to WTO.
Survey 15. Does your country have any specific approaches or requirements that facilitate how socio-economic considerations should be taken into account in LMO decision making?
indicator 1.7.2
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
RU
Socio-economic considerations on biosafety are closely connected to the policies of the Republic of Tajikistan in preserving valuable biodiversity, harmonious exploitation of natural resources and friendly use of modern biotechnology for ensuring sustainable development of future generations. The National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center considers the issues of conservation of genetic resources and biosafety in strong consistency with each other. LMO related issues were included into the National Strategy and Action Plan on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Republic of Tajikistan. Encouraging of indigenous production through cultivating locally originated crops is another significant aspect, which complies with Tajikistan's policy in providing food security.   Though currently the decision-making system is of not enough capacity, in the course of time the above-mentioned issues (preservation of genetic resources, encouraging cultivation of locally originated species, organic production) would likely be the specific aspects to consider at LMO decision making.
Survey 16. How many peer-reviewed published materials has your country used for the purpose of elaborating or determining national actions with regard to socio-economic considerations?
indicator 1.7.1
  • 10 or more
Here you may provide further details
RU
Plenty of published materials both of international and local publication were used during drafting National Strategy and Action Plan on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, National Biosafety Framework of Republic of Tajikistan and other materials in which socio-economic aspects were mentioned in the context of preservation and sustainable use of genetic resources, solving issues of poverty alleviation, etc.
Survey 17. What is your country's experience, if any, in taking socio-economic considerations into account in LMO decision making?
indicator 1.7.3
RU
Though there is the National Center on Implementation of National Environmental Action Plan, which is the competent authority on decision making on biosafety, currently, the country doesn't have experience in LMO decision making as lack of relevant capacity is currently observed. The experience is restricted by national discussions on informative materials of other countries available on BCH.
Survey 18. Does your country have the capacity to take appropriate measures in the event that an LMO is unintentionally released?
indicator 1.8.3
  • No
Survey 19. How many people in your country have been trained in risk assessment, monitoring, management and control of LMOs?
indicator 2.2.3
Survey 19.a) Risk assessment
  • 10 or more
Survey 19.b) Monitoring
  • None
Survey 19.c) Management / Control
  • None
Here you may provide further details
RU
The first training in risk assessment was conducted in July 2013 in one of border regions of Tajikistan by the UNEP/GEF NBF support project as a part of capacity building activities.
Survey 20. Does your country have the infrastructure (e.g. laboratory facilities) for monitoring or managing LMOs?
indicator 2.2.4
  • No
Here you may provide further details
RU
According to the laboratory capacity assessment completed in 2012, the country has some infrastructure to identify LMOs that is disseminated among a number of departmental laboratories. The laboratory of the Agency for Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection, laboratories of the Institute for Veterinary Medicine under the Agricultural Academy of Sciences, Genetics Institute Laboratory under the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, a number of laboratories for sanitary-epidemiological control are characterized by relatively good equipment, but bounded staff capacity, which is now in the process of improvement by participating of staff members in courses and trainings.  However, absence of specific LMO regulatory instruments, bounded staff capacity, insufficient interagency cooperation do not allow proper monitoring or managing LMOs. Laboratory network is being created for cooperation on LMO detection.
Survey 21. Is your country using training material and/or technical guidance for training in risk assessment and risk management of LMOs?
indicator 2.2.5
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
RU
The Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms developed in accordance with COP-MOP decisions BS-IV/11 and BS-V/12 and other BCH materials such as Training Manual for LMO Risk assessment were reviewed and used by the National Trainer for the first training in risk assessment conducted on July 2013 in one of border regions of Tajikistan. These materials will also be used for other RA trainings, which are planned to be conducted in the country.
Survey 22. Are the available training materials and technical guidance on risk assessment and risk management of LMOs sufficient and effective?
indicator 2.2.6
Survey 22.a) Sufficient
  • Yes
Survey 22.b) Effective
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
RU
The RA&RM training materials available on BCH are sufficient and informative; however, there is a need to adjust/adopt them to local specifics when conducting RA&RM trainings at national level.
Survey 23. How many customs officers in your country have received training in the identification of LMOs?
indicator 2.3.1
  • 10 or more
Here you may provide further details
RU
A number of trainings on the Green Customs for customs services were conducted as a part of WTO initiatives.
Survey 24. How many laboratory personnel in your country have received training in detection of LMOs?
indicator 2.3.1
  • 50 or more
Here you may provide further details
RU
A group of scientists of Tajikistan's Academy of Sciences laboratories was trained in Pushino (Russia) in 2013;  two staff members of the laboratory of the Agency for Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection were trained in Germany.  Japan offered trainings for two young scientists of the Animal Biotechnology Laboratory.   FAO institutions offer systematic trainings for food security laboratories.
Survey 25. Does your country have reliable access to laboratory facilities for the detection of LMOs?
indicator 2.3.2
  • No
Here you may provide further details
RU
Insufficient interagency cooperation do not allow reliable access to laboratory facilities if it is required to perform LMO tests.
Survey 26. How many laboratories in your country are certified for LMO detection?
indicator 2.3.3
  • None
Survey 27. How many of the certified laboratories in the previous question are operational?
indicator 2.3.4
  • None
Survey 28. Has your country received any financial and/or technical assistance for capacity-building in the area of liability and redress relating to living modified organisms?
indicator 2.4.1
  • No
Survey 29. Does your country have administrative or legal instrument that provide for response measures for damage to biodiversity resulting from living modified organisms?
indicator 2.4.2
  • No
Survey 30. Has your country informed the public about existing modalities for public participation in the decision-making process regarding living modified organisms?
indicator 2.5.2
  • Yes
Here you may provide further details
RU
The National Law includes a special chapter and articles on awareness. National BCH portal, which contains relevant explanations, is the basis of awareness about LMOs including decisions taken.   There is also a special part in the NBF. Within the NBF support project activities, most of the meetings, workshops and roundtables with representatives of control bodies, Government, National Parliament, scientists, students and interested public are followed with informative activities on abilities to participate in the decision-making regarding LMOs as quite a significant gap is currently observed on this point.
Survey 31. If you answered yes to the previous question, please indicate the modalities used to inform the public?
indicator 2.5.2
  • National website
  • Newspaper
  • Public hearings
Survey 32. If you indicated multiple modalities for public participation in the question above, which one was most used?
indicator 2.5.2
  • Public hearings
Survey 33. How many academic institutions in your country are offering biosafety education and training courses and programmes?
indicator 2.7.1
  • None
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RU
3 open biosafety lectures and debates for students and young specialists were conducted by national lecturers in  higher education establishments in 2013 within the activities of the UNEP/GEF NBF support project. The possibility of inclusion of biosafety hours into regular academic courses at biological faculties is considered.  Special national workshop on bioethics including LMO issues was conducted at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Survey 34. How many biosafety training materials and/or online modules are available in your country?
indicator 2.7.2
  • 5 or more
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RU
Training materials of BCH global portal.   RA training modules (4), which were developed by the National Consultant for the first Risk Assessment Training in the country.   Presentations on various topics of biosafety.
Survey 35. Does your country have in place a monitoring and/or an enforcement system?
indicator 3.1.6
Survey 35.a) Monitoring system
  • No
Survey 35.b) Enforcement system
  • No
Survey 36. Please indicate the number of regional, national and international events organized in relation to biosafety (e.g. seminars, workshops, press conferences, educational events, etc.,) in the last 2 years.
indicator 4.3.1
  • 25 or more
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RU
Most of activities regarding the obligations of Tajikistan under the CBD and Cartagena Protocol are performed within the activities of the UNEP/GEF NBF support project and National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center.    Many events devoted to specific matters of biosafety like biosecurity, bioethics, etc., are organized by such organizations and institutions as the European Union, WHO, Tajik Subdivision of the International Science and Technology Center, Tajik Academy of Sciences, etc. Without limitation, the below events have taken place in 2013:  • Training on Bioethics and Biosecurity on June 18-19, 2013 organized and conducted by the Tajik Academy of Sciences for national scientists with the cooperation of the UK University of Bradford;  • Workshop on Biorisk Management conducted by WHO in 2013;  • Ceremonious opening of the Bio-safety and Bio-security Training Centre in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (ISTC project, European Union's funding);  • Mass media event on biosafety with the participation of a representative of the National Parliament that was aired by the National TV (NBF support project), etc.>
Survey 37. Please indicate the number of biosafety related publications that has been made available in your country in the last year.
indicator 4.3.2
  • One or more
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RU
The below materials are available at the National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center:  1) Introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;  2) Introduction to the Biosafety Clearing-House.                        Series: BCH User's Manual:   1) Introduction to the BCH Central Portal;  2) Finding Information on the BCH Central Portal;  3) Information Logging on the BCH Central Portal;  4) Information Loading on the BCH Central Portal;  5) Obligations of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as regards Information Sharing;  6) Utilization of BCH by Customs and Border Bodies.  The listed materials are available in English and Russian. They are also in the process of translation into local language (Tajik) in order to ensure wider access.   To involve wider audience "Biosafety Cartoons for Ministers and Children" are being prepared for dissemination among the public.
Survey 38. If biosafety related publications were made available (see question above), please indicate which modalities were preferred.
indicator 4.3.2
  • Mostly the publications are disseminated among targeted audience during relevant events (meetings, workshops, trainings).
Survey 39. How many collaborative initiatives (including joint activities) on the Cartagena Protocol and other Conventions and processes has your government established in the last 4 years?
indicator 5.2.1
  • 5 or more
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RU
• Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources (ratified by Tajikistan in 2013);  • Cooperation with Afghanistan (transboundary management of ecological resources in Pyandj River basin);  • Tajikistan's membership to WTO;  • Codex Alimentarius (as regards food security and control);  • Agrarian Reform in Tajikistan and restructuring of phytosanitary and veterinary control.
Survey 40. Does your country have any awareness and outreach programmes on biosafety?
indicator 5.3.1
  • No
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RU
A special action program is available within the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information and Public Participation and Alma-Ata Amendment. However, the activities under this program are performed from time to time (depending on the availability of financial resources).   There is no other special awareness and outreach program on biosafety in the country.  Awareness events on biosafety are mostly offered by the UNEP/GEF NBF support project as one of the project components is particularly devoted to public awareness and participation.
Survey 41. If you answered yes to the question above, please indicate what entity is responsible for carrying out the programmes and/or services and at which level the programmes take place.
indicator 5.3.1
E.g. local, national, etc.,
RU
Awareness events on biosafety are mostly offered by the UNEP/GEF NBF support project. As quite a significant lack in understanding biosafety is currently observed in the country, these events support many project activities and are conducted at various levels - from the Government and the Parliament to local communities.
Survey 42. Has your country designed and/or implemented an outreach/communication strategy on biosafety?
indicator 5.3.2
  • No
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RU
National Biosafety Strategy is one of the expected outputs upon the completion of the UNEP/GEF Project "Support for the Implementation of NBF of the Republic of Tajikistan" which is expected to be submitted to the Government for approval in 2014. The Strategy should include provisions for communication.
Survey 43. Please indicate the number of educational materials on biosafety that are available and accessible to the public.
indicator 5.3.4
  • 5 or more
Here you may provide further details
RU
The below materials are available at the National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center:  1) Introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety;  2) Introduction to the Biosafety Clearing-House.                        Series: BCH User's Manual:    1) Introduction to the BCH Central Portal;  2) Finding Information on the BCH Central Portal;  3) Information Logging on the BCH Central Portal;  4) Information Loading on the BCH Central Portal;  5) Obligations of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as regards Information Sharing;  6) Utilization of BCH by Customs and Border Bodies.  The listed materials are available in English and Russian. They are also in the process of translation into local language (Tajik) in order to ensure wider access.   To involve wider audience "Biosafety Cartoons for Ministers and Children" are being prepared for dissemination among the public.