Interim National Report on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

Submission of the interim national report

In decision NP-1/3, paragraph 4, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (COP-MOP) requests Parties to the Protocol to submit an interim national report on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, as called for under Article 29 of the Protocol, twelve months prior to the third meeting of the COP-MOP. The decision also welcomes submissions of relevant information by nonParties.

Accordingly, Parties and non-Parties are invited to submit to the Secretariat their interim national report, through the ABS Clearing-House, as soon as possible and no later than 1 November 2017, in the format and following the guidelines for submission contained in decision NP-1/3.

Preparation of the interim national report

When preparing the report, it is recommended that countries involve all relevant stakeholders in order to ensure a participatory and transparent approach to its development. In addition, countries are:

  • Encouraged to include information in their interim national reports on difficulties and challenges related to implementation of the Protocol in line with decision NP 2/3, paragraph 4;
  • Invited to pay particular attention to providing information on the implementation of the provisions of the Protocol related to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources held by indigenous peoples and local communities, with the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities, when preparing and submitting their interim national reports, in line with decision NP-2/10, paragraph 3; and
  • Invited to submit information on their experiences related to the mobilization of resources in support of the implementation of the Protocol, as well as on the status of funds mobilized in line with decision NP-1/7, paragraph 8.

Information submitted through the interim national report, as well as through the ABS Clearing-House, will be taken into account by the Executive Secretary in the preparation of documentation for consideration by the Compliance Committee, the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, and the third meeting of the COP-MOP.

How to submit the interim national report

Countries should submit the report online through the ABS Clearing-House in an official language of the United Nations. The submission format is available on the ABS Clearing-House at the following address:

For more information on how to submit the report online please refer to the step-by-step guide available here: .

Only if it is not technically feasible to submit online, Parties may resort to offline submissions using the form available on the ABS Clearing-House. Countries should send the report via email to the Secretariat (, and include a scanned copy signed by the ABS Clearing-House publishing authority.

The Secretariat is available to provide technical support for the publication of information in the ABS Clearing-House and to assist in the submission of the interim national report. For any questions or assistance, please contact:

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme