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COP 3 Decision III/16
This decision has been retired.

Ways to promote and facilitate access to and transfer and development of technology, as envisaged in Articles 16 and 18 of the Convention

The Conference of the Parties

Recalling the provisions of the Convention as contained in paragraphs 16.1 and 16.2,

Taking note of document UNEP/CBD/COP/3/21 on promoting and facilitating access to and transfer and development of technology,

1. Takes note of decision II/4 of the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties, and recommendation II/3 of the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice;

2. Notes also that the issue of technology will be dealt with at its fourth meeting inter alia in the context of agenda item 7.4 on consideration of matters related to benefit-sharing, and specifically agenda item 7.4.1: Consideration of measures to promote and advance the distribution of benefits from biotechnology in accordance with Article 19 and agenda item 7.4.2: Consideration of benefit-sharing in the light of the present decision;

3. Endorses the recommendation II/3 of the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, and requests the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to conduct its work on technology transfer within sectoral themes related to the priority issues under its programme of work, as set out in recommendation II/12;

4. Emphasizes the importance of technology transfer in the achievement of each of the three objectives of the Convention.

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