NP MOP 1 Decision NP-1/5

NP-1/5.Model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conduct, guidelines and best practices and/or standards (Articles 19 and 20)

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol,
Taking into account relevant ongoing work of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions, on Tasks 7, 10, 12 and 15, concerning standards and guidelines,
Also taking into account, as appropriate, the existing sectoral and cross-sectoral model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conducts, guidelines and best practices and/or standards related to access and benefit-sharing developed by Parties, relevant international organizations and indigenous and local communities,
Recognizing the need for the Executive Secretary to engage, as appropriate, with relevant international processes, relevant to Articles 19 and 20 of the Nagoya Protocol,
1.Encourages Parties, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders to submit tools developed under Articles 19 and 20 of the Nagoya Protocol to the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House;
2.Also encourages Parties, other Parties to the Convention, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders to update tools relevant to Articles 19 and 20 of the Nagoya Protocol that were developed prior to the Nagoya Protocol;
3.Decides to take stock of the use of sectoral and cross-sectoral model contractual clauses, voluntary codes of conduct, guidelines and best practices and/or standards, indigenous and local communities’ customary laws, community protocols and procedures, in accordance with Articles 12, 19 and 20, in relation to access and benefit-sharing four years following the entry into force of the Protocol and in conjunction with the first assessment and review of the Nagoya Protocol.
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