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Strategic plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety for the period 2011-2020

At its fifth meeting, the COP-MOP, in decision BS-V/16, adopted the Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety covering the period 2011 to 2020. The Strategic Plan comprises a vision, a mission statement and five strategic objectives. For each strategic objective a number of operational objectives, expected outcomes and indicators are outlined. The focal areas underlying the five strategic objectives are as follows:
  1. Facilitating the establishment and further development of systems for the implementation of the Protocol;
  2. Capacity-building;
  3. Compliance and review;
  4. Information sharing; and
  5. Outreach and cooperation.

The COP-MOP urged governments and organizations to align their actions for implementing the Protocol with the Strategic Plan and to allocate adequate human and financial resources to expedite the implementation of the Strategic Plan. It also decided to conduct a mid term evaluation of the Strategic Plan after five years in conjunction with the third assessment and review of the Protocol at COP-MOP 8. More >>

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Making biological diversity adequately protected from any adverse effects of living modified organisms


To strengthen global, regional & national action and capacity in ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health and specifically focusing on transboundary movements

Assessment and Review

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