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Further comments on the draft Strategic Plan of the Cartagena Protocol [#1632]
Date: 06 April 2010

NOTIFICATION  No. 2010-058

Madam/Sir,

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP), at its meeting held on 20 March 2010 in Cali, Colombia, decided that the updated version of the draft elements of the Strategic Plan, as attached, be circulated to Parties, other stakeholders, and in the Forum on the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) for further comments in April 2010. This was in view of the limited number of comments received from Parties during the consultative process established in November 2009.

The Bureau also directed that the updated draft Strategic Plan, after the integration of the comments received in April, be further discussed by a group of experts at the margins of the fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) in May 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya. The experts will be selected in accordance with the modus operandi of the liaison group established in decision BS-1/5 annex IV, from among the participants attending the SBSTTA meeting, bearing in mind the need for geographical balance.

The meeting of the group of experts in Nairobi is to be supplemented by an open-ended consultation with interested Parties also at the margins of SBSTTA.

The Bureau noted that the consultations will not be convened for the purpose of negotiating the draft Strategic Plan, but only to broaden the discussions so that the draft Strategic Plan benefits from additional input.

The dates for the meetings at the margins of SBSTTA at UNEP, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya, are to be announced later.

I therefore have the pleasure to invite you to submit further comments on the attached updated draft Strategic Plan as soon as possible, but not later than **7 May 2010**. 

The full text of this notification is available on the CBD website at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2010/ntf-2010-058-bs-sp-en.pdf

Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Ahmed Djoghlaf
Executive Secretary
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
posted on 2010-04-09 21:46 UTC by CBD Executive Secretary
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RE: Further comments on the draft Strategic Plan of the Cartagena Protocol [#1635]
Please find in attached some comments
Best regards
Dr Gado
posted on 2010-04-14 11:48 UTC by Mr. Mahaman Gado Zaki, Niger
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