At its sixth meeting, the Conference of the Parties serving as the
meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
(COP-MOP), in its decision BS-V1/15, paragraph 3, requested the
Executive Secretary to:
(a) Undertake 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
(b) Review the information gathered through the survey referred to
in subparagraph (a) above and make the results available to the
Parties before their seventh meeting.
The survey was intended to generate information necessary for
addressing the gaps in the baseline referred to in Paragraph 3 of
the same decision and to facilitate measuring progress in the
implementation of the Protocol.
Accordingly, on 27 May 2013, the Executive Secretary launched the
survey through the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) and, in the
following months, collected responses from both National Focal
Points for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB-NFPs) and
Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH-NFPs).
In accordance with the COP-MOP decision above, the review of the
information gathered from Parties through the survey is presented
in the document attached to this record.
The complete set of data gathered through the dedicated survey is
available on the Biosafety Clearing-House at