Monday, July 14, 2014

CBD Secretariat News

The CBD Secretariat just announced that 12 countries have ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access- and Benefit-sharing in the past couple
of weeks. Thanks to today's ratification by Uruguay, 51 parties to the CBD have now ratified the Nagoya-Protocol, enabling it to enter
into force on October 12 2014.
The first Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Nagoya-Protocol will be held from October 13 to 17 in Pyeonchang, South Korea
during the second week of the COP.
A list of all parties to the Nagoya-Protocol as well as further information about ABS can be found here:
http://www.cbd.int/abs/nagoya-protocol/signatories/
https://www.cbd.int/abs/infokit/revised/web/factsheet-nagoya-en.pdf

For a more critical look at the Nagoya Protocol check out this publication by Berne Declaration, Bread for the World, Ecoropa, Tebtebba and Third World Network:
http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/books/pdf/NagoyaProtocolonAccesscomplete.pdf

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