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About the Online Forum


In decision CP-9/13, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) decided to establish a process for the identification and prioritization of specific issues regarding risk assessment of living modified organisms. It also decided to consider at its tenth meeting, whether additional guidance materials on risk assessment are needed for (a) living modified organisms containing engineered gene drives, and (b) living modified fish. The process entails the establishment of and ad hoc technical expert group (AHTEG) on risk assessment, to work along the lines of the terms of reference provided in annex II of the same decision, and to extend the online forum on risk assessment and risk management to assist the work of the AHTEG.

What is the forum?

This is a virtual platform where experts will interact and exchange opinions on specific aspects of risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms (LMOs). The online forum is part of a process established in decision BS-IV/11 and has been used as a tool for experts in risk assessment and risk management to meet and discuss the issues mandated by the Parties.

Documentation used for discussions in the online forum should be made available through the Biosafety Information Resource Centre.

Go to the main page of the Forum.