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10th Anniversary of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

  11 September 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The theme for the anniversary is: "10 Years of Promoting Safety in the Use of Biotechnology". 1
To commemorate the anniversary, the Secretariat has developed a short video highlighting the main achievements of the Protocol. We invite you to use the video to raise awareness about the importance of biosafety.

A statement by Mr. Veerappa Moily, Indian Minister of Environment & Forests, and
Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias
, Executive Secretary of the Convention on
Biological Diversity, are presented below.

A series of short video clips from representatives of Parties and relevant organizations highlighting some of the the successes and lessons learned with regard to the implementation of the following provisions of the Protocol are also presented below.

Subtitles for this video are available in all of the official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian).


Mr. Veerappa Moily (Minister of Environment & Forests, Government of India) and Braulio F. de Souza Dias (Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity) talk about the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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Angela Lozan from Moldova talks about Capacity-building activities; Helmut Gaugitsch from Austria and Martin Batič from Slovenia talk about Risk Assessment and Risk Management.

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Casper Linnestad from Norway talks about Socio-economic Considerations; Julieta Fe L. Estacio from the Philippines and Ernesto Ocampo of the UNEP-GEF BCH Project talk about the Biosafety Clearing-House.

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Natalya Minchenko from Belarus, Johansen T. Voker from Liberia, Li Lim Lin and Li Lim Ching of the Third World Network talk about Public Awareness and Public Participation.

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Esmeralda Prat from Bayer CropScience NV and Amanda Gálvez Mariscal from Mexico talk about Handling, Transport, Packaging and Identification of LMOs, and Jimena Nieto Carrasco from Colombia talks about the Nagoya Kuala-Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Protocol

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Map of Events

Please click on the pin to see the description of the event

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