Friday, July 22, 2011

Uruguay: 39th Signatory to the Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 20 July 2011 –On 19 July 2011, Uruguay became the 39th Party to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization. Thirty-eight countries and the European Union have now signed the new international treaty.

Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), said: “It is fitting that shortly after participating in a regional meeting on the implementation of the Nagoya biodiversity compact that Uruguay has demonstrated its solidarity with the environment by becoming the 39th Party to sign the historic Nagoya Protocol on ABS.”

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