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Training on Negotiating and Drafting ABS Agreements under the Nagoya Protocol

A Regional Workshop of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project “Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks, and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol” The National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center (NBBC) of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, in partnership with the UNDP Country Office in Tajikistan, conducted a three-day …

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Webinar on Private Sector Experiences on ABS: Challenges and Recommendations

Private companies from the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agriculture, biotechnology and other sectors use genetic resources for the development of products that are essential to society and contribute to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Nagoya Protocol and national ABS laws and policies provide the guidance, rules and procedures under which these companies can access and …

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The Nagoya Protocol on ABS bolsters Belarus to better manage its Genetic Resources and associated Traditional Knowledge

The UNDP-GEF Global Project on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing (ABS) will end in December 2020, but it is gradually coming to an end in its national implementation in the 23 countries covered by the Project. A key Project objective is to support the development of national legal frameworks on access to genetic …

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Workshop on Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Tangible and Intangible Heritage of Belarus

The Republic of Belarus is the first out of 24 countries to wrap up the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project “Strengthening of human resources, legal frameworks and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol”. The closing workshop will be held on October 11th, 2019 in Minsk. The project was implemented between 2018 and 2019 by the …

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Meeting on UNV´s contribution to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

The UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project assists 23 countries in the development and strengthening of their national ABS legal frameworks, human resources and institutional capabilities to implement the Nagoya Protocol, supported and co-financed by the United Nations Volunteers Program. In this framework, the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project and UNV have developed an innovative collaboration scheme to …

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