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Article 21 of the Nagoya Protocol provides that each Party shall take measures to raise the awareness of the importance of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, and related access and benefit-sharing issues. It also provides an indicative list of such measures.

Communication, education and public awareness are central to an effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. Therefore, effective implementation of Article 21 of the Nagoya Protocol plays a critical role for its overall success. At its first meeting, the COP-MOP adopted an Awareness-raising Strategy for the Nagoya Protocol which aims at providing a systematic and coherent approach to assist Parties in the implementation of Article 21.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme