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. Monitoring and reporting (Article 29)

3/7.Monitoring and reporting (Article 29)

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization
1.Requests the Executive Secretary, taking into account the need for clear and simple reporting requirements, to prepare a draft format for an interim national report for consideration by the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Nagoya Parties to the Protocol. The draft format should:
(a)Avoid duplication in relation to the submission of information already made available through the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House and national reports under the Convention on Biological Diversity;
(b)Consist of simple structured questions allowing for flexibility to respond to checkboxes, as well as to provide narrative information, in particular on difficulties encountered in implementing the Nagoya Protocol; and
(c)Allow for submission of information through the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House, including the option to submit information offline.
2.Recommends that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, at its first meeting, adopt a decision along the following lines:
The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol,
1.Requests the Executive Secretary to make the format for the interim national report annexed hereto available through the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House, including the option to submit information offline;
2.Invites Parties and other Governments to submit an interim national report on the implementation of their obligations under the Nagoya Protocol:
(a)In an official language of the United Nations;
(b)Through the ABS Clearing-House; and
(c)Twelve months prior to the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol.
3.Requests the Executive Secretary to consolidate information contained in the interim national reports received and information published in the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House for the consideration of the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, as a contribution to the assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Protocol by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol, pursuant to Article 31;
4.Invites the Global Environment Facility to make financial resources available, with a view to assist eligible Parties to prepare their national reports;
5.Decides to consider the intervals for reporting at its third meeting; and
6.Further decides to keep the format of the national report under review, based on feedback received from Parties and the experience gained.
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