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. Information and views on the development, updating and use of sectoral and cross-sectoral model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conduct, guidelines, best practices and standards

3/8.Information and views on the development, updating and use of sectoral and cross-sectoral model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conduct, guidelines, best practices and standards

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, 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,
Taking into account relevant ongoing work of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions, on Tasks 7, 10, 12 and 15, concerning standards and guidelines,
Also taking into account, as appropriate, the existing sectoral and cross-sectoral model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conducts, guidelines and best practices and/or standards related to access and benefit-sharing developed by Parties, relevant international organizations and indigenous and local communities,
Recognizing the need for the Executive Secretary to engage, as appropriate, with relevant international processes, relevant to Articles 19 and 20,
1.Encourages Parties, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities as well as relevant stakeholders to submit tools developed under Articles 19 and 20 to the ABS Clearing-House;
2.Also encourages, as appropriate, the updating of tools relevant to Articles 19 and 20 that were developed prior to the Nagoya Protocol;
3.Decides to take stock of the use of sectoral and cross-sectoral model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conduct, guidelines and best practices and/or standards in relation to access and benefit-sharing four years following the entry into force of the Protocol and in conjunction with the first assessment and review of the Nagoya Protocol.
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