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SBSTTA 9 Recommendation IX/2

Genetic use restriction technologies

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice,

Recalling paragraph 21 of decision VI/5 adopted by the Conference of the Parties at it sixth meeting which established the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Genetic Use Restriction Technologies to further analyse the potential impacts of genetic use restriction technologies on smallholder farmers, indigenous and local communities and on Farmers' Rights with a view to enabling the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to prepare advice for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting,

Noting the report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/INF/6),

Conscious of the need, expressed by a number of Parties, to address this issue as a matter of urgency and priority but unable to do so because of the broad agenda before it at its ninth meeting;

1. Transmits the report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Genetic Use Restriction Technologies to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties for its information;

2. Recommends that the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting request the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to consider the report of the Ad Hoc Expert Group on Genetic Use Restriction Technologies at its tenth meeting with a view to providing advice to the Conference of the Parties at its eighth meeting.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme