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. Cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance

1/4.Cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising From their Utilization,
Recognizing that Parties to the Nagoya Protocol must comply with all of their obligations under the Protocol,
1.Invites Parties, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders to communicate to the Executive Secretary by 1 September 2011 their views on elements and options for cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance under Article 30 of the Nagoya Protocol, taking into account the experience and lessons learned from other relevant multilateral agreements;
2.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a synthesis report and develop draft elements and options for cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance based on the views expressed;
3.Further requests the Executive Secretary, in consultation with the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee, and subject to the availability of funds, to convene an expert meeting to review the synthesis report and further refine the draft elements and options developed by the Executive Secretary for consideration by the Intergovernmental Committee at its second meeting;
4.Invites Parties, the Co-Chairs and the Executive Secretary to exhaust every effort in preparations necessary for the successful conclusion of the discussions on the cooperative procedures and institutional mechanisms to promote compliance with the Protocol and to address cases of non-compliance for the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol at its first meeting;
5.Invites Parties, other Governments and relevant international organizations, to provide financial support to convene the expert meeting.