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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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Webinar on Mainstreaming Gender into ABS Under the Nagoya Protocol: Experimenting new Approaches to Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change

The theme for the International Women’s Day 2019, “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”, offers a great opportunity to discuss ways and approaches among ABS practitioners to ensure that different social-groups involved along ABS-compliant value chains, particularly women, youth and elderly are empowered to fully benefit from the utilization of genetic resources and associated …

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COP 14: Webinar on challenges and opportunities for research and private sector investment

In the framework of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14), UNDP GEF Global ABS Project will held up this side event to facilitate discussion between government officials and the private sector involved in the use of genetic resources. This activity will be online live streaming. Register here to access the event.

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