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ICNP 3 Recommendations

ICNP 3 Recommendation 3/3

3/3.The need for and modalities of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism (Article 10)

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.Welcomes the report of the Expert Meeting on Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (UNEP/CBD/ICNP/3/5) and the revised synthesis of the online discussions on Article 10 (UNEP/CBD/ICNP/3/INF/4); and
2.Recommends that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the 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,
Noting the importance of having further discussions to reach a common understanding on the need for and modalities of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism,
1.Invites Parties, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities, and relevant stakeholders to submit to the Executive Secretary views on: (i) situations which may support the need for a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism that are not covered under the bilateral approach; (ii) possible modalities for a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism as well as information regarding the implications of different scenarios on these modalities; and (iii) the areas requiring further consideration, as identified in paragraph 23 of the report of the Expert Meeting on Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol (UNEP/CBD/ICNP/3/5). Such views may include, where available, reflections on any experiences gained working towards the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.
2.Requests the Executive Secretary to:
(a)Prepare a synthesis of the views submitted in accordance with paragraph 1 above;
(b)Commission a study [, subject to the availability of funds,] on: (i) the experiences gained with the development and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and other multilateral mechanisms; and (ii) the potential relevance of ongoing work undertaken by other processes, including case studies in relation to ex situ and in situ genetic resources [as defined by Article 2 of the Convention on Biological Diversity], traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, and transboundary situations.
(c)Convene[, subject to the availability of funds,] a meeting of a regionally balanced expert group to review the synthesis of views and the study referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above, with a view to reaching a common understanding on the areas requiring further examination, as identified in paragraph 23 of the report of the Expert Meeting, as referred to in paragraph 1 above, and submit the outcomes of its work for consideration by the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol.
ICNP 3/2 ICNP 3/4

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme