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4 Must- Read Publications on the Nagoya Protocol for Policy Makers

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) commemorates its 10th Anniversary in October 2020. In this framework, the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project has prepared a series of articles, with the purpose of bringing this …

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Shifting to a sustainable life on Earth through Access and Benefit Sharing

The coronavirus outbreak is not just a health crisis. It is the biggest challenge of our time at an economic, social and political level. It is also a wakeup call for people and planet. The COVID-19 pandemic is extremely linked to Planet Earth´s emergency caused by the destruction of nature. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the acting Executive …

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Webinar on the Global ABS Community: sessions in English, Spanish, Russian and French

The Global ABS Community is the community of practice of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, implemented by the United Nations Volunteer Programme as a responsible party of the project. This online platform offers the opportunity to share knowledge, exchange experiences and disseminate information on the Nagoya Protocol implementation around the globe. The Global ABS Community, …

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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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Samoa Takes the Lead in the Region in the Protection of Genetic Resources

Apia, 22nd November 2019 – Samoa has become the first Pacific nation to implement a key safeguard to protect the legal use of genetic resources and traditional knowledge through its patent system. This step has been implemented as the country advances the development of broad laws to protect the use of Samoan genetic resources and …

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¿What is the Global ABS Community?

As  responsible party of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, United Nations Volunteers is in charge of implementing the Global ABS Community, the community of practice on ABS. This initiative provides project and non-project countries with an enabling environment to identify, collect, generate, share and uptake experiences and knowledge from the implementation of ABS and the …

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