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The Cartagena Protocol
About the Protocol
Text of the Cartagena Protocol
Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress
Key Protocol Issues
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Monitoring and Reporting
Public Awareness and Participation
Roster of Experts
Transit and Contained Use
Unintentional Transboundary Movements
Global Biodiversity Framework and biosafety
Implementation Plan for the Protocol
Action Plan for Capacity Building
Submissions Notification 2019-027
List of Parties
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COP-MOP (Governing Body)
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Reports of the Executive Secretary
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The Cartagena Protocol
What's new - Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
23 July 2020
The COP-MOP 9 Decisions booklet is now available in all UN official languages.
17 July 2020
The report of the Aarhus Convention/CBD third joint round table on access to information and public participation regarding LMOs is now available.
29 June 2020
Sierra Leone acceded to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 15 June 2020
8 June 2020
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema appointed head of UN Biodiversity Convention.
21 April 2020
Colombia ratified the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress on 14 April 2020
13 April 2020
Issue 9 of the BioCap Newsletter, the Biodiversity Capacity Development Update, is now available (biosafety updates on page 3 and 9)
17 March 2020
Due to the evolving nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has moved to hold many meetings virtually and has postponed others.
29 January 2020
Twenty years ago, on 29 January 2000, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The Cartagena Protocol entered into force on 11 September 2003.
28 October 2019
Uzbekistan acceded to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 25 October 2019.
11 October 2019
Democratic People's Republic of Korea acceded to the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 1 October 2019.
3 October 2019
France ratified the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 1 October 2019.
9 September 2019
Croatia acceded to the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 6 September 2019.
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Update on 2020-07-23
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