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The Cartagena Protocol
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Text of the Cartagena Protocol
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Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress
The Cartagena Protocol
What's new - Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
26 March 2014
The Report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Socioeconomic Considerations is now available.
7 March 2014
Montreal, 7 March 2014 – Iraq deposited its instrument of accession to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 3 March 2014 and will become the 167th Party to the Cartagena Protocol on 1 June 2014.
21 January 2014
The Report of the Workshop of the Network of Laboratories for the Detection and Identification of LMOs is now available.
19 December 2013
The Report of the Joint Aarhus Convention/CBD round table on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding LMOs/GMOs is now available.
17 December 2013
The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress reaches the halfway mark to entry into force with ratification by Hungary.
4 December 2013
New publication: Framework and Action Plan for Capacity-Building for the Effective Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
23 October 2013
The Biannual Report on the Administration of the Convention on Biological Diversity for January to June 2013 is now available (page 27).
11 September 2013
11 September 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The theme for the anniversary is: "10 Years of Promoting Safety in the Use of Biotechnology.
29 August 2013
Round table on access to information, public participation and access to justice regarding LMOs/GMOs, 16-17 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.
28 August 2013
Germany ratified the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress on 27 August 2013.
30 July 2013
Report of the Asia-Pacific regional training workshop on public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handling and use of LMOs is now available.
14 June 2013
The Report of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on the Work of Its Tenth Meeting is now available.
22 May 2013
Mongolia ratified the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress on 21 May 2013.
21 May 2013
Luxembourg ratified the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress on 14 May 2013.
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Update on 2014-03-26
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