In decision CP-9/11
, paragraph 5, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety invited Parties to submit to the Executive Secretary information on:
(a) their capacities and needs with regard to detection and identification of living modified organisms (LMOs); and
(b) A list of laboratories, including information on the specific activities carried out by such laboratories.
In response to this decision, the Executive Secretary issued notification 2019-062
, inviting Parties to submit information by completing an online survey to provide an overview of their national situation regarding the detection and identification of LMOs, including capacity-building needs and challenges. In total, thirty-four Parties responded to the survey. The results of the survey can be viewed through Microsoft Forms.
A compiled spreadsheet containing the thirty-four individual submissions can also be downloaded here: Individual submissions
Laboratories submitted to the BCH can be accessed by selecting “Laboratory for detection and identification of LMOs” under “Reference Records” when using the BCH search interface: http://bch.cbd.int/en/search.