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Workshop on Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) 2013

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Relevant articles of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety [#5537]
The detection and identification of LMOs is a cross cutting activity necessary for the implementation of several articles of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, including Risk Assessment (Art. 15), Risk Management (Art. 16), Unintentional Transboundary Movements and Emergency Measures (Art. 17), Handling, Transport, Packaging and Identification (Art. 18), , and Illegal Transboundary Movements (Art. 25) and Liability and Redress (Art. 27).

Moreover, the capacity to use analytical and reliable laboratory-based techniques to detect the presence of LMOs is important in supporting some of the decisions and ongoing activities related to the provisions in these articles.

In this discussion is to provide a brief overview of how the detection and identification of LMOs plays a role in the implementation of the relevant Protocol articles and participants will have a chance to familiarise themselves with the Protocol in preparation for the workshop.
posted on 2013-11-18 16:28 UTC by Dina Abdelhakim, SCBD
This is a reply to 5537 RE: Relevant articles of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety [#5538]
I wish we could make a very precise approach in relation to Capacity at regional and national level to detect and identify identity LMOs and the ability to interact with countries that have experimented more complete (and better articulated) thereon.
posted on 2013-11-18 17:43 UTC by Jeremias Ezequiel Yanes