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Record information and status
Record ID
15803
Status
Published
Date of creation
2006-08-23 14:11 UTC (philippe.leblond@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2010-11-25 15:18 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-11-25 15:18 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Coordinates
Coordinates
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
P.O. Box 30552
Nairobi
Kenya, 00100
Phone:+254 20 762 1234
Fax:+254 20 762 4489,+254 20 762 4490
Email:unepinfo@unep.org
Url:United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • UN and other specialized agency of the UN Common System
Thematic areas
General biosafety
Administrative framework
Compliance
Transboundary movement (import/export)
Transit and contained use
Biotechnology, trade and the environment
Capacity building and financial resources
Environmental, food and feed safety
Handling, transport, packaging and identification
Human health
Information exchange and data management (including the Biosafety Clearing-House)
Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Legislative and regulatory framework
Liability and redress
National biosafety frameworks
Public awareness, education and participation
Research and training in biosafety
Risk assessment and risk management
Socio-economic considerations
Organization’s profile
UNEP performs the following main functions;
•  Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends;
•  Developing international agreements and national environmental instruments;
•  Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment;
•  Integrating economic development and environmental protection;
•  Facilitating the transfer of knowledge and technology for sustainable development;
•  Encouraging new partnerships and mind-sets within civil society and the private sector.
Linked organizations
United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility Biosafety Biosafety Unit; (UNEP/GEF)
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552 - 00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:+254 20 7621234
Fax:+254 20 7624489/90
Email:unepgef@unep.org
Url:United Nations Environment Programme - Global Environment Facility Biosafety Biosafety Unit; (UNEP/GEF)
Contact person
Mr. Achim Steiner
Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
P.O. Box 30552
Nairobi
Kenya, 00100
Phone:+254 20 62 4001,+254 20 62 4002,+254 20 62 4003
Fax:+254 20 62 3926
Email:Achim.Steiner@unep.org
Url:http://www.unep.org/
Additional Information
Additional Information
After the adoption of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, UNEP, in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), assists countries in the establishment of national biosafety frameworks, promotes information sharing and collaboration (especially at the regional and sub-regional level) and collaborates with other organizations to assist capacity-building for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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