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What has been done on awareness-raising?

Developments after the entry into force of the Protocol

COP-MOP2 (December 2016)

At its second meeting, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (COP-MOP) adopted decision NP-2/9, which requested the Executive Secretary to continue implementing the priority activities contained in the Awareness-raising Strategy, ensure coherence with the awareness-raising and communication strategies of the Convention and its Protocols, and make efforts for the full and active participation of indigenous peoples and local communities. COP-MOP 2 also invited Parties, non-Parties and others to implement awareness-raising activities in accordance with the strategy, taking into consideration the framework for a communications strategy, and to make any resulting national strategies or awareness-raising tools and materials available on the ABS Clearing-House.

COP-MOP 1 (October 2014)

At its first meeting, the COP-MOP adopted the Awareness-raising Strategy for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing as contained in the annex to decision NP-1/9.

Developments prior to the entry into force of the Protocol

Prior to the entry into force of the Protocol, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP) was established by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (decision X/1) to undertake the preparations for the first meeting of the Parties to the Protocol.

ICNP-2 (July 2012)

At its second meeting, the ICNP considered a revised version of the draft awareness-raising strategy (UNEP/CBD/ICNP/2/11) and a synthesis of awareness-raising activities, including lessons learned from existing experience in this regard, based on submissions received prior to the meeting (UNEP/CBD/ICNP/2/INF/6). The ICNP further revised the strategy and recommended that the first meeting of the COP-MOP adopt the strategy as set out in the annex to recommendation 2/6.

In decision XI/1, the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties invited Parties and other relevant actors to carry out awareness-raising activities to support the ratification, early entry into force and implementation of the Protocol, taking into account the draft awareness-raising strategy. The decision also recognized the importance of awareness-raising in supporting ratification, early entry into force and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.

ICNP-1 (June 2011)

At its first meeting, the ICNP considered a draft awareness-raising strategy prepared by the Executive Secretary (UNEP/CBD/ICNP/1/5) to assist Parties to effectively implement Article 21 of the Nagoya Protocol in a coherent manner, as well as to guide the efforts of the Secretariat, stakeholders and indigenous peoples and local communities to raise awareness of the Nagoya Protocol and related access and benefit-sharing issues. The ICNP also considered an overview of experiences and initiatives on awareness-raising on access and benefit-sharing and under different multilateral environmental agreements (UNEP/CBD/ICNP/1/INF/2) and adopted recommendation 1/3.

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