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Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress
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What's new - Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
22 March 2017
Bi-annual report of the SCBD (January – December 2016) is now available (Protocol summary page 30)
21 March 2017
The report of the second joint Aarhus Convention/CBD round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding living modified organisms (LMOs)/genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is available.
20 March 2017
Cristiana Paşca Palmer today assumed office as the new Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the principal global treaty on biodiversity.
2 March 2017
Two new biosafety self-paced learning modules on public access to biosafety information and public participation in decision-making regarding LMOs are available in the new e-Learning Platform
25 January 2017
The report of the GRULAC Workshop on the Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms is available.
25 January 2017
The report of the workshop on developing capacity for national border controls on living modified organisms in small island developing States in the Caribbean is available.
18 December 2016
Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development
5 December 2016
I am honoured to have this opportunity to address you on the occasion of the visit of His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico at this United Nations Biodiversity Conference, in Cancun, Mexico, 2016.
4 December 2016
I am pleased to welcome you all to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol, and the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, here in Cancun, Mexico.
1 December 2016
At a critical meeting opening tomorrow, the United Nations will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people.
17 October 2016
A webinar entitled "Integrating Biosafety into NBSAPs and Other Conservation Planning Tools" took place on 25 October 2016 at 9:00 EDT
3 October 2016
With Swaziland’s accession on 21 September 2016, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety needs only four more ratifications to enter into force.
8 September 2016
The results of the Survey on the Programme of Work on Public Awareness, Education and Participation Concerning LMOs are now available.
27 June 2016
Mali acceded to the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 23 June 2016.
25 May 2016
Montreal, 25 May 2016 – With Congo’s accession on 16 May 2016, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety needs only six more ratifications to enter into force.
26 April 2016
The twelfth issue of the biosafety newsletter - the Biosafety Protocol News - is now available.
21 April 2016
The report of the eleventh meeting of the Liaison Group on Capacity-building for Biosafety is now available.
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Update on 2017-03-22
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