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
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:
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: