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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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Webinar on BioTrade and ABS

Trade in biological resources and the commercial utilization of genetic resources are distinct concepts. However, a significant amount of confusion exists among those focusing on developing and implementing national policies and legal frameworks on Access to genetic resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS). This confusion is compromising the effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. With over …

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International Day for Biological Diversity: ABS nature based solutions for sustainable development on focus

The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources is one of the three pillars of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which adoption we are commemorating today. For the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, whose mission is the implementation of this mandate through the Nagoya Protocol, the International …

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