Biosafety Clearing-House News
Le présent rapport est le résumé du déroulement du premier atelier national sur l'utilisation du portail centre sur la prévention des risques biotechnologiques.Les utilisateurs nationaux ont été formés sur le Protocole de Cartagena et le site BCH et son fonctionnement comment trouver de informations sur le site et comme enregistrer.Quand on est désigné correspondant national autorisé quel est ton rôle et quand on utilisateur national ton rôle est quoi et tes informations toujours être soumises à l'appréciation du CNA ou point Focal. More...
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity has contributed, together with the Secretariat of the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) to the development of a draft pocket guide. The pocket guide aims to assist Governments to develop and implement legislation and procedures for effective access to information and public participation regarding LMOs and aims at furthering Programme Element 3 of the priority activities and areas of the programme of work on public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms (decision CP-VIII/18, Annex).
The draft pocket guide was presented for discussion to the third joint Aarhus Convention/Convention on Biological Diversity Roundtable on Public Awareness, Access to Information and Public Participation regarding Living Modified Organisms/Genetically Modified Organism, held 16-18 December 2019, Geneva, Switzerland. Participants to the round table meeting welcomed the draft pocket guide and provided comments. The draft pocket guide is now available for further review and can be accessed through the following link: https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/env/pp/gmo/GMO_Round_table_2019/Pocket_Guide_draft_29_November_draft_not_for_citation.pdf.
Parties and observers are invited to submit their comments as soon as possible, but not later than 1 February 2020. Comments are to be submitted to: BCH@cbd.int
The 3-rd national workshop "Using the information available on the BCH Central portal " within the UNEP-GEF project for sustainable capacity building for effective participation in the BCH was held from 21 to 22 November 2019 at the RSE "National center for biotechnology" of the Committee of science of the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – NCB), Nur-Sultan.
The workshop was attended by representatives of key stakeholders, government agencies, importers, producers, distributors, universities, national laboratories and reference centers engaged in monitoring and research of GMOs, research institutes and agricultural organizations, large food companies, non-governmental organizations and the media. Participants familiarized themselves with the technical responsibilities of the BCH and gained a clear understanding of the standard formats of BCH documentation, as well as with the technical aspects of the creation and registration of BCH information materials.
The main objective of the National workshop is to improve the procedures and mechanisms necessary to achieve sustainability of effective participation in BCH and establish effective mechanisms and working links for the collection of information to be transmitted to BCH in accordance with the national Biosafety policy.
Workshop focused on practical training in groups in order to solve various tasks for finding information on the BCH Central portal, registration of records, etc.
The First national theoretical and practical workshop for key stakeholders to establish procedures and mechanisms to ensure the sustainability of effective participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House as part of the UNEP-GEF project on BCH III was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from November 19th to 20th , 2019.
Representatives of ministries and departments of the Kyrgyz Republic, civil society and other stakeholders participated in the workshop.
UNEP experts presented the participants the basic provisions of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, shared information on BCH, as well as on its operation and conducted practical exercises for participants to review provided material. The workshop participants also had the opportunity to exchange views and ask experts questions.
Se realizó en Montevideo del 12 al 15 de noviembre de 2019, el X Encuentro Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Biotecnología Agropecuaria REDBIO Uruguay. El objetivo central de los Encuentros REDBIO es promover el desarrollo de biotecnologías seguras para la agricultura, seguridad alimentaria y la conservación de los recursos genéticos en América Latina y el Caribe; siendo en esta oportunidad el foco: "Mayor productividad agropecuaria con menor huella ambiental" More...
General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM) of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Republic of Turkey in collaboration with the UN Environment organized the First National BCH capacity building workshop in the context of the UN Environment - GEF Project for Sustainable Capacity Building for Effective Participation in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH III) between June 22-24, 2019, at Kızılcahamam/ANKARA. More...
Le Forum sur la Biothecnologie c'est une opportunité pour les experts et les téchniciens du Cabo Verde de changer des informations et d'apprendre avec d'autres esxperts internationaux les novautés sur la biothecnologie More...
The Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences initiated a CEE Round Table “Enhancing the CEE Collaboration and Know-How Transfer in Biotechnology and Biosecurity” on September 18-20, 2019 in Minsk, the Republic of Belarus. The event was held jointly with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus. More...
The Secretariat has prepared a survey to collect information on key indicators of the Programme of Work to enable a review of the effectiveness of the implementation of Article 23 of the Cartagena Protocol, in the context of the fourth assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the final evaluation of the Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol.
Please respond to the survey questions at: https://tiny.cc/flzwez as soon as possible but no later than 15 November 2019.
More information is available at https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2019/ntf-2019-092-bs-en.pdf?dowload
Le premier atelier de formation sur le projet BCH3 a regroupé une trentaine de participants issus des départements ministériels et institutions suivants: Environnement, Pêche, Agriculture, Douane, Commerce, Economie, Recherche, Communication, ONG, Privé. Cette formation a été conduite par le Consultant Régional en la personne de Chantal Andrianaivo. More...