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MOP 6 Decision BS-VI/6

BS-VI/6.Cooperation with other organizations, conventions and initiatives

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,
Recalling its decisions BS-II/6 and BS-V/6,
Welcoming the information provided by the Executive Secretary on activities undertaken to improve cooperation with other organizations, conventions and initiatives (UNEP/CBD/BS/COP-MOP/6/5),
Also welcoming the Executive Secretary's cooperation with, inter alia, the Green Customs Initiative, the World Trade Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Plant Protection Convention and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Aarhus Convention),
Underlining the contribution of cooperation and coordination among relevant organizations, multilateral agreements and initiatives to the effective implementation of the Protocol and the Strategic Plan for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety for the period 2011-2020, adopted at the fifth meeting of the Parties to the Protocol,
Requests the Executive Secretary, subject to the availability of funds, to:
(a)Further pursue cooperation with other organizations, conventions and initiatives with a view to meeting the strategic objective in focal area 5 of the Strategic Plan, on outreach and cooperation;
(b)Continue efforts to gain observer status in those committees of the World Trade Organization that are relevant to biosafety.
BS-VI/5 BS-VI/7

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme