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Calendar of Activities 2010-2012

Open-ended Online Expert Group and AHTEG

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Revised AHTEG Action Plan (2012)

Below is a tentative calendar of events to implement the requests by Parties in decision BS-V/12. Written confirmation of dates will also be mailed to all experts participating in this process.

Tentative timeline for the tasks of the AHTEG and Open-ended Online Forum

DATES LOCATION DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY MAIN RESPONSIBILITY
    Revision of the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms Development of new guidance (“monitoring” and “LM Trees”)  
16 – 31 Jan 0nline   Online discussions on the third draft documents on “monitoring” and “LM trees” Open-ended Group
31 Jan –
15 Feb
0nline Final round of online discussion for editorial improvement of the "Guidance on Risk Assessment of LMOs"   Open-ended Group
1 – 6 Feb Online   Consolidation of comments from the online discussions on “monitoring” and “LM trees” and circulation among SWGs members in preparation for face-to-face meeting AHTEG SWG Chairs in consultation with AHTEG Chair and Secretariat
13 – 15 Feb Bonn   Face-to-face meeting of the AHTEG SWGs on “monitoring” and “LM trees” AHTEG SWGs
16 – 24 Feb Online Online Consolidation of comments on the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of LMOs” from the online discussions   AHTEG Chair in consultation with the AHTEG Bureau and Secretariat
16 – 24 Feb Online Consolidation of comments on the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of LMOs” from the online discussions   AHTEG Chair in consultation with the AHTEG Bureau and Secretariat
20 Feb Online   Revised draft documents on “monitoring” and “LM trees” made available to the Open-ended Group Secretariat
27 Feb –
11 Mar
Online   Final round of online discussions of the revised draft documents on “monitoring” and “LM trees” Open-ended Group
27 Feb –
16 Mar
n/a Scientific editing of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of LMOs”   External consultant, AHTEG Chair & AHTEG Bureau
12 – 18 Mar 0nline   Consolidation of comments from the online discussions AHTEG SWG Chairs
19 – 25 Mar 0nline   Comments on the draft documents by SWGs AHTEG SWGs
2 Apr 0nline Edited “Guidance on Risk Assessment of LMOs” and revised draft guidance on “monitoring” and “LM trees” made available to the Open-ended Group and AHTEG Secretariat
9 – 27 Apr 0nline Regional Real-time Online Conferences Open-ended Group
30 Apr –
18 May
0nline Synthesis of the real-time online conferences made available to AHTEG members in preparation for AHTEG-4 Secretariat
4 – 8 Jun Montreal Fourth meeting of the AHTEG (AHTEG-4) AHTEG
11 – 19 Jun n/a Final scientific editing of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of LMOs”, including “monitoring” and “LM trees” External consultant, AHTEG Chair & AHTEG Bureau

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AHTEG Action Plan (2011-2012)

This Action Plan was developed by the AHTEG at its third meeting held in Mexico City in May 2011. It has been revised by the AHTEG Chair and Bureau to reflect the need for additional activities in 2012. See the revised calendar under Current and upcoming activities above.

Timeframe Revision of the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms Revision of the list of background materials Development of new guidance Main responsibility
2011
4 – 10 June Finalization of the 3rd AHTEG meeting report     AHTEG Chair & Rapporteur in consultation with SCBD
6 June – 8 July     First draft of the guidance SWG Chairs in consultation with SWGs
6 June – 15 July   Revision of the common format for submission of background materials to be linked to the Guidance   SCBD in consultation with the AHTEG Bureau
18 – 25 June Online discussion on the Annex: Use of Terms     AHTEG
18 June – 2 July Consolidation of suggested amendments     AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
4 July Online circulation of the Revised Chair’s draft of the Guidance     SCBD
11 July     Online circulation of the draft guidance to the SWGs SCBD
15 July - 31 August   Implementation of the changes to the common format for submission of documents to be linked to the Guidance   SCBD
18 - 29 July Provision of concrete text proposals to the Revised Chair’s draft of the Guidance     Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
18 - 29 July     Provision of comments to the draft guidance AHTEG SWGs
1 - 26 August     Consolidation of comments SWG Chairs
1 August - 9 September Consolidation of suggested amendments     AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
29 August     Online circulation of the 1st draft guidance SCBD
1 September   Notification to National Focal Points, organizations and BCH users for submission of additional background materials to be linked to the Guidance   SCBD
1 Semptember - ongoing   Submission of background materials to be linked to the Guidance   National Focal Points, organizations and BCH users
1 Semptember - ongoing   Assessment and validation of submitted background materials to be linked to the Guidance   AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
5 – 17 September     Provision of comments to the 1st draft guidance Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
12 September Online circulation of the Revised Chair’s draft of the Guidance     SCBD
12 September – 15 December Testing of the draft revised Guidance     SCBD, AHTEG, Parties
19 September – 14 October     Consolidation of comments SWG Chairs in consultation with SWGs
19 September – 15 December Revision on the basis of the comments provided during the testing of the draft revised Guidance     AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
17 October     Online circulation of 2nd draft guidance SCBD
24 October – 4 November     Provision of concrete text proposals to the 2nd draft guidance Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
7 November – 13 January     Consolidation of comments SWG Chairs in consultation with SWGs
28 November – 2 December Online exchange of experiences from the testing phase     Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
2 – 15 December Consolidation of suggested amendments     AHTEG Chair in consultation with Bureau & SCBD
16 December – 15 January Scientific editing     Consultant
2012
16 January Online circulation of the draft revised Guidance   Online circulation of 3rd draft guidance SCBD
23 January – 3 February Online discussion Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
27 February – 30 March Real-time online regional conferences Open-ended Online Group and AHTEG
7 – 11 May Fourth meeting of the AHTEG AHTEG
14 June – 1 July Scientific editing Consultant under the supervision of the AHTEG Chair

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