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First meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP-1)

First Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ICNP-1)
6-10 June 2011, Montreal, Canada

Introduction

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization was adopted at the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan. This Protocol aims at further implementing one of the three objectives of the Convention: the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources (ABS).

The Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on ABS (ICNP) was established by Parties to the Convention to undertake the preparations necessary for the first meeting of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, at which time it will cease to exist.

The first meeting of the ICNP will be held from 6-10 June 2011 in Montreal, Canada, and will be preceded by a meeting on 5 June 2011 to elect its Bureau and agree on other organizational matters. The ICNP will address issues as set out in its work plan contained in Annex II of decision X-1.

What's New

13 June 2011
Press Release: Governments establish basis for implementation of Nagoya Protocol on Genetic Resources. More »
6 June 2011
Statement by Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive, on the occasion of the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from their utilization, 6 June 2011, Montreal, Canada. More »
6 June 2011
Press Release: Governments meet to prepare for the entry into force of the Nagoya treaty on access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources. More »

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  • United Nations Environment Programme