MOP 6 Decision BS-VI/11

BS-VI/11.Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety,
Recalling its decision BS-V/11, which, among other things, called upon Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to sign the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress and subsequently deposit instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession,
Welcoming the 51 Parties to the Protocol that had signed the Supplementary Protocol by the closing date of 6 March 2012 and the three Parties that have deposited their instruments of ratification to date,
Noting with appreciation the generous financial contribution made by the Government of Japan, which has enabled the Secretariat to undertake the work it has accomplished in the past two years to introduce and promote the Supplementary Protocol with a view to expediting its early entry into force and its implementation,
1.Calls upon Parties to the Protocol that have not yet done so to initiate and expedite their internal processes leading to ratification, approval or acceptance of or accession to the Supplementary Protocol;
2.Calls upon States that are Parties to the Convention but that are not Parties to the Protocol to ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Protocol, as appropriate, without further delay, so that they can also become Parties to the Supplementary Protocol;
3.Notes the outcome of the interregional workshop on capacity needs for the implementation of the Supplementary Protocol and invites Parties to identify their capacity-building needs and establish national priorities in order to be able to effectively implement and apply the provisions of the Supplementary Protocol;
4.Invites Parties and relevant organizations to make financial resources available with a view to supporting awareness-raising, experience-sharing and capacity-building activities in order to expedite the early entry into force and implementation of the Supplementary Protocol;
5.Requests the Executive Secretary to continue encouraging organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme and the International Union for Conservation of Nature to work towards the development of an explanatory guide on the Supplementary Protocol.
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