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Activities 2013-2014

At its sixth meeting, the COP-MOP considered further steps regarding socio-economic considerations. In decision BS-VI/13, the COP-MOP decided to establish an ad hoc technical expert group to develop conceptual clarity in the context of paragraph 1 of Article 26. The group was to submit its report to COP-MOP 7. To assist in the work of the expert group, the Secretariat was requested to compile, take stock of and review information on socio-economic considerations arising from the impact of LMOs on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, especially with regard to the value of biodiversity to indigenous and local communities, and to convene online discussion groups and regional online real-time conferences to facilitate and synthesize the exchange of views, information and experiences on socio-economic considerations.

Information on the first meeting of the Ad hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Socio-economic Considerations is available here.