NP MOP 1 Decision NP-1/11

NP-1/11.Improving the efficiency of structures and processes under the Convention and the Protocols: Subsidiary Body on Implementation

The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol,
Recalling Article 26, paragraph 4, of the Nagoya Protocol, which elaborates the measures that the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol is expected to undertake for the purpose of keeping under review the implementation of the Protocol,
Recalling also Article 27 of the Nagoya Protocol, which stipulates that any subsidiary body established by or under the Convention may serve the Protocol, including upon a decision by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, and in which case the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol is required to specify the tasks the subsidiary body is to undertake,
Recognizing the benefits of integrated approaches to the review and support of the implementation of the Convention and its Protocols,
Recognizing also the importance of the full and effective participation of all Parties, especially developing country Parties, in particular least developed countries and small island developing States, and Parties with economies in transition in the meetings of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation,
1.Decides to designate the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, established by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention at its twelfth meeting, to also serve the Nagoya Protocol;
2.Agrees that the terms of reference of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation as adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention at its twelfth meeting, should apply, mutatis mutandis, to the functions of the Subsidiary Body when serving the Nagoya Protocol;
3.Notes that when the Subsidiary Body on Implementation exercises its functions with regard to matters concerning the Nagoya Protocol, decisions should be taken only by Parties to the Nagoya Protocol as provided in paragraph 2 of Article 27 of the Protocol.
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