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. Consideration of rules of procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (Article 26, paragraph 5)

3/1.Consideration of rules of procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (Article 26, paragraph 5)

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization recommends that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol adopt, at its first meeting, a decision along the following lines:
The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol,
Noting that, according to Article 26, paragraph 5, of the Protocol, the rules of procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention shall be applied, mutatis mutandis, under the Protocol, except as may be otherwise decided by consensus by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of Parties to this Protocol,
Decides by consensus that:
(a)When rule 21 of the rules of procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention is applied to meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, this rule shall be supplemented, in accordance with Article 26, paragraph 3 of the Protocol, by the following paragraph:
"Where a member of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention representing a Party to the Convention but, at that time, not a Party to the Protocol, is substituted by a member elected by and from among the Parties to the Protocol, the term of office of the substitute member shall expire at the same time as the term of office of the member of the Bureau he or she substitutes."
(b)When the rules of procedure for meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention are amended by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, those amendments shall apply mutatis mutandis to meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, unless otherwise decided by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol.
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