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Press Release
#101479
2014-10-17

Countries adopt measures to strengthen and support implementation at first meeting of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

Governments have agreed to a series of actions that will further bolster the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing, facilitate its effective implementation, and ensure that countries have the necessary resources to take the next steps to implement the treaty, which entered into force ear ...

Press Release
#98863
2014-05-01

Four new ratifications edge landmark genetic resources treaty closer to entering into force

With four new ratifications in the last week, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization has received 66% of the necessary ratifications, with only 17 more ratifications needed for it to enter into force. Ratif ...

Press Release
#97816
2014-02-28

Governments complete preparations for the entry into force of Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Governments have established firm foundations for the operation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing of Genetic Resources, contributing to the momentum towards entry into force and setting the agenda for the first meeting of its governing body, expected to take place in October 2014.

Press Release
#97746
2014-02-24

Nagoya Protocol meeting prepares for entry into force of ground-breaking treaty on genetic resources

Governments meet in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea this week for discussions which will finalise preparations for the first meeting of the governing body of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization – the Conf ...

Press Release
#97364
2014-01-31

Three new ratifications edge landmark treaty on genetic resources towards entry into force

Three new ratifications to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization provide significant momentum towards its entry into force. The recent ratifications by Benin, Burkina Faso and Myanmar bring the total numbe ...

Press Release
#97201
2013-12-20

Landmark treaty on genetic resources surpasses halfway mark to entry into force

With a new ratification, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is ending the year with another step toward entry into force. The recent ratification by Egypt brings to 26 the total number of ratifications ...

Press Release
#95789
2013-10-01

Landmark treaty on genetic resources reaches halfway mark to entry into force

With five new ratifications, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization has taken a big step towards entry into force.

Press Release
#95421
2013-09-05

Honduras and Tajikistan ratify Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 5 September 2013 – Honduras and Tajikistan became the most recent countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#94140
2013-06-06

Comoros, Mongolia and the Syrian Arab Republic ratify Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 6 June 2013 – Comoros, Mongolia and the Syrian Arab Republic became the most recent countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#92556
2013-03-01

Informal meeting on implementation of Articles 19 and 20 of Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Montreal, 1 March 2013 – An informal meeting for government experts and relevant stakeholders to discuss model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conduct, guidelines and best practices and/or standards, as set out in Articles 19 and 20 of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources a ...

Press Release
#92537
2013-02-28

Albania, Botswana and the Federated States of Micronesia ratify Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 28 February 2013 – Albania, Botswana and the Federated States of Micronesia have become the 13th 14th and 15th countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biolo ...

Press Release
#91933
2013-01-28

South Africa 12th state to ratify Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 28 January 2013 – South Africa has become the 12th country, and the first in 2013, to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#91673
2012-12-21

Panama and Mauritius 10th and 11th states to ratify Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 21 December 2012 – Panama and Mauritius have become the 10th and 11th countries respectively to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#91219
2012-11-20

Ethiopia and Fiji ratify international treaty on use of genetic resources

Montreal, 20 November 2012 – Fiji and Ethiopia have become the 8th and 9th Parties to the CBD respectively to deposit their instruments of ratification for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Conv ...

Press Release
#90501
2012-09-27

Lao PDR ratifies the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 27 September 2012 – Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic is the sixth country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#89137
2012-07-06

Nagoya Protocol meeting builds momentum towards entry into force

Montreal, 6 July 2012. With a spirit of compromise and constructive engagement, Governments concluded a week-long meeting where they advanced in the preparations for the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing.

Press Release
#88134
2012-05-23

Megadiverse Mexico ratifies the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 23 May 2012 – On 16 May, Mexico became the fifth country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#87499
2012-04-27

Seychelles fourth country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 27 April 2012 – Seychelles, on 20 April 2012, became the fourth country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#87084
2012-04-05

Rwanda third country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 5 April 2012 – On 20 March 2012, Rwanda became the third country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Press Release
#86106
2012-02-23

International symposium to be held to share experiences and support effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Genetic Resources

Montreal, 23 February 2012 – An international symposium on domestic measures to implement the obligations under the Nagoya Protocol will be held at the United Nations University Centre in Tokyo on 8-9 March 2012.

Press Release
#85519
2012-02-03

Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources achieves 92 signatories

Montreal, 3 February 2012 – With 16 countries becoming signatories in the past eight days, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity now has 92 signatories.

Press Release
#85224
2012-01-23

Australia becomes 76th signatory of the Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 23 January 2012– Australia became, on 20 January 2012, the seventy-sixth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#85098
2012-01-16

The Federated States of Micronesia becomes seventy-fifth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Montreal, 16 January 2012– On 11 January 2012, the Federated States of Micronesia became the seventy-fifth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#85040
2012-01-12

Jordan becomes first country in the Arab region to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 12 January 2012 – On 10 January 2012, Jordan became the first Arab country and the second Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to ...

Press Release
#84990
2012-01-10

Somalia becomes seventy-third signatory of the Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 10 January 2012 – On 9 January 2012, Somalia became the seventy-third signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#84918
2012-01-05

Cyprus becomes seventy-second signatory of the Nagoya Protocol and the thirty-seventh signatory of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

Montreal, 5 January 2012 – Cyprus, on 29 December 2011, became the seventy-second signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the thirty-seventh signato ...

Press Release
#84920
2012-01-05

Lithuania becomes seventy-first signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing

Montreal, 5 January 2012 – On 29 December 2011, Lithuania, became the seventy-first signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#84888
2012-01-04

Guinea and Morocco sign Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 4 January 2012 – Guinea and Morocco, on 9 December 2011, became the latest signatories to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).This brings the tot ...

Press Release
#83910
2011-11-21

Vanuatu becomes sixty-eighth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing

Montreal, 21 November 2011 – On 18 November 2011, Vanuatu, became the sixty-eighth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#83800
2011-11-16

Argentina becomes sixty-seventh signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing

Montreal, 16 November 2011 – Yesterday, 15 November 2011, Argentina became the sixty-seventh signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#83685
2011-11-14

Gabon becomes the first country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 14 November 2011 –On 11 November 2011, Gabon, became the first Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biologica ...

Press Release
#83346
2011-10-31

Benin becomes sixty-sixth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol and the thirty-sixth signatory of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

Montreal, 31 October 2011 – Benin, on 28 October 2011, became the sixty-sixth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the thirty-sixth signatory of ...

Press Release
#83094
2011-10-21

Djibouti becomes sixty-fifth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 21 October 2011 – Djibouti, on 19 October 2011, became the latest country to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), bringing the number of sig ...

Press Release
#82412
2011-09-28

Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources achieves 64 signatures

Montreal, 28 September 2011 – Cape Verde, Mozambique, Slovenia and Togo are the latest signatories to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Press Release
#82302
2011-09-26

Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources achieves 60 signatures

Montreal, 26 September 2011 – On the margins of the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, six more countries—Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Grenada, Madagascar, Niger and Serbia—have become the latest signatories to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resourc ...

Press Release
#82178
2011-09-20

Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources achieves 54 signatures after seven months

Montreal, 20 September 2011 – At a signing ceremony organized in New York on 20 September at the margins of the high-level event on desertification of the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, 12 more countries signed the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and t ...

Press Release
#81865
2011-09-08

Bangladesh becomes the forty-second signatory to the Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 8 September 2011 – On 6 September 2011, Bangladesh became the forty-second Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biolo ...

Press Release
#81808
2011-09-07

Geneva Call for Urgent Action on the Implementation of the Successful Nagoya Outcomes

Montreal, 7 September 2011. On Saturday, 3 September 2011, the past, present and future Presidents of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed and signed, at their annual high-level meeting at Chateau Bossey, Switzerland, the “Geneva Call for Urgent Ac ...

Press Release
#80998
2011-08-01

Antigua and Barbuda becomes the first Caribbean island country to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization

Montreal, 1 August 2011 – Antigua and Barbuda has become the forty-first signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing and the first Caribbean island country to signal its intent to ratify.

Press Release
#80789
2011-07-25

Spain becomes 40th signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing and the 25th signatory of the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Montreal, 25 July 2011 –On 21 July 2011, Spain became the 40th Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ...

Press Release
#80489
2011-07-11

Costa Rica becomes the 38th Signatory of the Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 11 July 2011 – On 6 July 2011, Costa Rica became the 38th Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization. Thirty-seven Governments and the European ...

Press Release
#80253
2011-06-30

Policy makers and senior officials briefed on the coherent implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the Nagoya Protocol

Montreal/Rome, 30 June 2011 – More than 100 policy makers and senior officials attending the thirty seventh session of the FAO Conference in Rome this week were today briefed by the Secretaries of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the Convention on ...

Press Release
#80080
2011-06-23

European Union and 12 Member States sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization

Montreal, 23 June 2011 – The number of signatories to a new international treaty on access to and the sharing of benefits from the utilization of genetic resources today jumped to 37 with the signature of the European Union (EU) and 12 of its member states.

Press Release
#79831
2011-06-13

Governments establish basis for implementation of Nagoya Protocol on Genetic Resources

Montreal, 13 June 2011— 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 of the Convention on Biological Diversity came to a close in Montreal on Friday, 10 Ju ...

Press Release
#79651
2011-06-08

East African Legislative Assembly prepares resolution on Nagoya Protocol

Montreal, 8 June 2011 – Parliamentarians serving in the East African Legislative Assembly are ready to champion the cause of raising awareness amongst legislators to the national parliaments of the five countries that comprise the East African Community (EAC).

Press Release
#79504
2011-06-06

Collaborating to build capacity for two new treaties on genetic resources

Montreal, 6 June 2011. Over the past weekend, on 4 and 5 June, the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture collaborated to deliver a two-day capacity-building workshop that will help Government ...

Press Release
#79545
2011-06-06

Governments meet to prepare for the entry into force of the Nagoya treaty on access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources

Montreal, 6 June 2011 – 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 began today in Montreal. Over 400 participants will discuss the way forward for the i ...

Press Release
#79312
2011-05-25

Ghana Becomes 24th Country to Sign International Treaty on Genetic Resources

Montreal, 25 May 2011 – Ghana, on Friday 20 May 2011, became the 24th country to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization.

Press Release
#79171
2011-05-20

Mauritania Becomes 23rd Signatory to the Two New Biodiversity Treaties

Montreal, 20 May 2011 – Mauritania has signed the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization and the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, mak ...

Press Release
#79098
2011-05-18

Gabon Signs the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization

Montreal, 18 May 2011 – Gabon has become the twenty-second signatory to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization.

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