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Assessment and Review

Article 35 of the Protocol requires the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to undertake, five years after the entry into force of this Protocol and at least every five years thereafter, an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Protocol, including an assessment of its procedures and annexes. More »

At the eighth meeting, the COP-MOP, in decision CP-VIII/15, welcomed the work of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation in undertaking the third assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Protocol and the midterm evaluation of the Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety for the period 2011-2020. It also welcomed the input of the Compliance Committee and requested the Committee to continue providing inputs to the final evaluation of the Strategic Plan. Furthermore, the COP-MOP welcomed the contribution from the Liaison Group on Capacity Building. The COP-MOP noted the absence of clear linkages between some of the outcomes and indicators in the Strategic Plan and agreed to improve such linkages in a follow-up to the present Strategic Plan. It also noted that in the follow-up to the current Strategic Plan, indicators should be simplified, streamlined and made easily measurable with a view to ensuring that progress towards achieving operational objectives can be readily tracked and quantified.

Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety