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Preparatory processes and milestones towards COP-MOP 3

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Last updated on 11 April 2018

Item 2. Organizational matters

2.1 Adoption of agenda

Background: The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (COP-MOP) will consider the draft provisional agenda for its third meeting which the Executive Secretary has prepared in consultation with the Bureau.

2.2 Election of substitute officers

Background: In electing officers for the Bureau to serve from the closure of the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the closure of the fifteenth meeting of the COP, the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol will elect substitute officers if any member of the COP Bureau is from a Party to the Convention that is not a Party to the Nagoya Protocol at that time.

2.3 Organization of work

Background: The COP-MOP will consider and adopt the organization of work for its third meeting. The meeting will be held concurrently with the fourteenth meeting of the COP and the ninth meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Provisional agenda
Posting of annotations to the provisional agenda

Item 3. Report on the credentials of representatives to the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol

Background: Parties are required by the rules of procedure to submit to the Executive Secretary the credentials of representatives and the names of alternate representatives and advisers not later than twenty-four hours after the opening of the meeting. The Bureau will examine the credentials and the meeting will be invited to consider and adopt the report on the credentials submitted to it by the Bureau.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification on credentials  
Deadline for submission of credentials (rule 18 of rules of procedure)

Item 4. Reports of subsidiary bodies

Background: Under this item, the President will inform the COP-MOP of the meetings of subsidiary bodies held during the intersessional period and their reports on the understanding that the substantive issues arising therein will be taken up under the appropriate agenda item.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation 9-13 July 2018
Posting of pre-session document for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol: Report of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on its second meeting 29 September 2018
Twenty-second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice 2-9 July 2018
Posting of pre-session document for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol: report of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (22nd meeting) 29 September 2018

Item 5. Report of the Compliance Committee (Article 30)

Background: The first meeting of the COP-MOP adopted procedures and mechanisms on compliance which included the establishment of a Compliance Committee. The Compliance Committee will hold its second meeting in the 2017-2018 biennium. COP-MOP3 will be invited to consider the report and recommendations of the Compliance Committee and to take appropriate actions.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of documents for the second meeting of the Compliance Committee: 26 March 2018
  • Provisional agenda
 
  • Annotations to the provisional agenda
 
  • Working document: Review of systemic issues of non-compliance
 
  • Working document: Overview of the outcomes from COP-MOP 2 of relevance to compliance

Second meeting of the Compliance Committee 24-26 April 2017
Posting of pre-session document for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol: report of the second meeting of the Compliance Committee 29 September 2018

Item 6. Administration of the Protocol and budget for the trust funds

Background: The Conference of the Parties to the Convention at its thirteenth meeting, the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol at its eighth meeting and the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol at its second meeting adopted an integrated budget for the 2017-2018 biennium and requested that the Executive Secretary prepare proposals for an integrated budget for the 2019-2020 biennium.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 7. Assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Protocol (Article 31)

Background: The second meeting of the COP-MOP agreed on the elements and sources of information to be included in the first evaluation of the effectiveness of the Protocol. COP-MOP3 will be invited to consider the recommendations of the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on assessment and review and to take appropriate actions.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Contribution to the first Assessment and Review of the Effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol 16 October 2017
Deadline to provide information 15 November 2017
Posting of document for the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation: Assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Nagoya Protocol 25 May 2018
Second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation 9-13 July 2018
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 8. Financial mechanism and resources (Article 25)

Background: COP-MOP3 will be invited to consider the information provided in the note by Executive Secretary, also taking into account the report of the Council of the Global Environment Facility to the fourteenth meeting of the COP, and to adopt a decision in this regard.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 9. Measures to assist in capacity-building and capacity development (Article 22)

Background: The second meeting of the COP-MOP decided that the informal advisory committee on capacity-building for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol would hold at least one meeting in the 2017-2018 biennium. COP-MOP3 will be invited to consider the report of the Executive Secretary on progress made in the implementation of the strategic framework for capacity-building and adopt a decision in this regard.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Nominations for the third meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee on Capacity-building for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol 27 November 2017
Notification: Composition of the third meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee on Capacity-building for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol 25 January 2018
Posting of documents for the third meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee 26 February 2018
  • Provisional agenda
 
  • Annotations to the provisional agenda
 
  • Working document
 
  • Compilation of information on experiences and lessons learned from capacity-building and development initiatives
 
Third meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee on Capacity-building for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol 20-22 March 2018
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 10. The Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House and information-sharing (Article 14)

Background: The second meeting of the COP-MOP decided that the informal advisory committee to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House would hold at least one meeting in the 2017-2018 biennium. COP-MOP 3 will be invited to consider the report of the Executive Secretary on the administration and implementation of the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House and adopt a decision in this regard.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Call for nominations for the Informal Advisory Committee to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House 27 March 2017
Notification: Composition of the Informal Advisory Committee to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House 30 June 2017
Posting of documents for the third meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee 27 October 2017

 
 
 
 
Third meeting of the Informal Advisory Committee to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House 14-16 November 2017
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 11. Monitoring and reporting (Article 29)

Background: The first meeting of the COP-MOP agreed on the format and guidelines for submission of an interim national report on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. COP-MOP3 will be invited to consider an analysis of the information contained in the interim national reports, as well as a proposal for intervals of reporting, and adopt a decision in this regard.

Preparatory process and milestones:

Notification: Submission of the Interim National Report on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and Publication of Information on the ABS Clearing-House 23 February 2017
Deadline for submissions 1 November 2017
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 12. Measures to raise awareness of the importance of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge (Article 21)

Background: COP-MOP3 will be invited to consider the report of the Executive Secretary on progress made in the implementation of the awareness-raising strategy and adopt a decision in this regard.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 13. Enhancing integration under the Convention and its Protocols with respect to provision related to access and benefit-sharing

Background: COP-MOP 3 will be invited to consider the recommendations of the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation on integration under the Convention and its Protocols, including with respect to ABS related provisions, and to take appropriate actions.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Posting of document for the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation 16 April 2018
Second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation 9-13 July 2018
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 14. Cooperation with other international organizations, conventions and initiatives

Background: COP-MOP 3 will be invited to consider the report of the Executive Secretary on cooperation with other international organizations, conventions and initiatives.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 15. Review of the effectiveness of structures and processes

Background: The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol is expected to consider the review of effectiveness of structures and process, including experience on holding meetings concurrently, on the basis of relevant recommendations or conclusions from the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Posting of documents for the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation: Review of the effectiveness of processes under the Convention including the addendum 9 April 2018
Second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation 9-13 July 2018
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 16. Preparation for the follow-up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Background: The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol is expected to consider this agenda item on the basis of relevant recommendations from the Subsidiary Body on Implementation. This item will be held in conjunction with a corresponding item on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Posting of documents for the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation: Preparation of follow-up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 25 May 2018
Second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation 9-13 July 2018
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 17. Digital sequence information on genetic resources

Background: The thirteenth meeting of the COP and the second meeting of the COP-MOP decided on a coordinated and non-duplicative approach to the issue of digital sequence information on genetic resources. An ad hoc technical expert group (AHTEG) on digital sequence information on genetic resources was established and will hold a meeting in February 2018. The AHTEG will submit the outcomes of its work to the 22nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. COP-MOP3 will be invited to consider the recommendations of the SBSTTA and take appropriate actions.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Notification: Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources 25 April 2017
Notification: Nominations to the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources and Reminder Regarding the Submission of Views and Information 12 June 2017
Deadline for the submission of views and information: 8 September 2017
Notification: Composition of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources 20 October 2017
Peer review of the Fact-finding and scoping study on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources 9 November - 1 December 2017
Posting of documents for the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources: 2 January 2018
  • Provisional agenda
 
  • Annotations to the provisional agenda
 
  • Working document: Synthesis of views and information
 
  • Working document: Commissioned study
 
Meeting of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources 13-16 February 2018
Posting of document for the twenty-second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice: outcomes of the AHTEG on digital sequence information on genetic resources 2 April 2018
Twenty-second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice 2-7 July 2018
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 18. Specialized international access and benefit-sharing instruments in the context of Article 4, paragraph 4, of the Nagoya Protocol.

Background: In decision NP-2/5, paragraph 3, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol requested the Executive Secretary, in the context of Article 4, paragraph 4, of the Protocol, subject to the availability of resources, to conduct a study into criteria that could be used to identify what constitutes a specialized international access and benefit-sharing instrument, and what could be a possible process for recognizing such an instrument. The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol is expected to consider this agenda item on the basis of relevant recommendations from the second meeting of Subsidiary Body on Implementation.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Posting of documents for the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation: Specialized international access and benefit-sharing instruments in the context of Article 4, paragraph 4, of the Nagoya Protocol 23 April 2018
Second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation 9-13 July 2018
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

Item 19. Global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism (Article 10)

Background: The second meeting of the COP-MOP invited Parties and others to submit information on different aspects related to Article 10, and also invited the submission of views on the way forward in relation to Article 10. The information is to be considered by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation and by the COP-MOP. COP-MOP3 will be invited to consider the views and the recommendations of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation and take appropriate actions.

Preparatory process and milestones:
Notification: Submission of views and information further to decision NP-2/10 on Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol 20 September 2017
Deadline for the submission of views and information: 15 December 2017
Posting of document for the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation: views on the way forward on Article 10 16 April 2018
Second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation 9-13 July 2018
Posting of pre-session documents for the third meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol 29 September 2018

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