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Monitoring and reporting

Article 29 of the Nagoya Protocol requires Parties to monitor implementation of their obligations under the Protocol, at intervals and in the format to be determined by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP), and to report to the COP-MOP on measures taken to implement the Protocol.

In this context, the first meeting of the COP-MOP adopted guidelines and a format for submission of an interim national report on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol (decision NP-1/3).

Parties are requested to submit an interim national report on the implementation of their obligations under the Nagoya Protocol, in an official language of the United Nations, through the ABS Clearing-House and twelve months prior to the third meeting of the COP-MOP. The submission of relevant information by non-Parties is also welcomed.

The Executive Secretary is requested to consolidate the information contained in the interim national reports and information published in the ABS Clearing-House for the consideration of the third meeting of the COP-MOP, as a contribution to the assessment and review of the effectiveness of the Protocol (Article 31).

The interim national report can be a useful tool for both Parties and non-Parties to assess the level of implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, as well as gaps and needs in terms of capacity, and will assist the COP-MOP in reviewing, on a regular basis, the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and to make, within its mandate, the decisions necessary to promote its effective implementation in accordance with Article 26, paragraph 4.

Information submitted through the interim national report can also serve to share experiences, challenges and solutions among countries in relation to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. In this regard, the interim national report can be a valuable tool for building and developing capacity to implement the Protocol and for designing capacity-building activities more effectively. This is an opportunity to identify good practices and constraints in implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.

The guidelines and interim national report format will be made available through the ABS Clearing-House.

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