Region: Central America

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Costa Rica

Coming soon The country brief of Costa Rica is being prepared.

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Volunteerism as a means of contributing to the biodiversity conservation

The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV), as a strategic partner of the implementation of the UNDP-GEF Global Project on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), seeks to foster citizen participation at grass root levels, particularly with local communities and indigenous peoples, by engaging them into national ABS policy design and implementation. The programme promotes awareness-raising initiatives on …

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UNV’s collaboration: Volunteerism as an innovative component that supports the implementation of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project

From 16-18 May 2018, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in close coordination with the UNDP-GEF Global Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS) Project organized a three-day regional workshop with the objective of strengthening the coordination, collaboration, and the exchange of experiences among the five participating countries in Latin American and the Caribbean(LAC). Through a programmatic …

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Panama

Panama has been a Party to the Nagoya Protocol since 2014 and already has an established ABS legal framework, including the General Environmental Law.

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Honduras

Honduras has been a Party to the Nagoya Protocol since 2014, but the country has no specific legal framework for ABS implementation.

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