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The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health. It was adopted on 29 January 2000 and entered into force on 11 September 2003.
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Number of Parties: 168

Latest Ratifications: United Arab Emirates (Sep 12 2014) Iraq (Mar 3 2014)

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26 September 2014 - 27 September 2014, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea
Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) Training Workshop


Online Training on Risk Assessment:

 

Guidance on Risk Assessment:

Training Manual
Training Manual

  E-training
E-training

  Guidance on RA of LMOs
Guidance on RA of LMOs

COP 12 & COP-MOP7 logo
 
COP-MOP 7
29 Sep - 3 Oct 2014
 
COP and COP-MOP page
 
COP-MOP Documents

Collection of feedback on existing capacity and experiences in using the BCH
 
Online Forum on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
 
Results of the survey to gather information corresponding to indicators in the Strategic Plan
 
Results of the testing of the Guidance on Risk Assessment of LMOs
 
10th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol

COP-MOP 6 Decision booklets:
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Second National Report
 
Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
 
A video on the Cartagena Protocol
Watch a video on the Cartagena Protocol
 
Open-ended Online Expert Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management


   
   
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