2019-2020 inter-sessional period

Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources

The issue of digital sequence information on genetic resources was considered by the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP 14) and the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (COP-MOP 3) and each adopted a decision: COP decision 14/20 and COP-MOP decision NP-3/12.

Decision 14/20, established a science and policy-based process on digital sequence information on genetic resources for further work on this topic in the 2019-2020 inter-sessional period. The process entails the submission of views and information, the commissioning and peer review of studies as well as work by an ad hoc technical expert group (AHTEG).

The table below presents a tentative timeline for the implementation of these activities and will be updated as information becomes available:

Date Activity
5 February 2019 Invitation for the submission of views and information (see notification 2019-12)
May-December 2019 Commissioning of studies
1 June 2019 Deadline for submission of views and information
12 June 2019 Invitation to nominate experts to the extended AHTEG (see notification 2019-053)
15 August 2019 Deadline for nominations of experts to the AHTEG
September/October 2019 Peer review of the commissioned studies (see notification 2019-094)
17-20 March 2020 Meeting of the AHTEG (see notification 2019-096)
27-31 July 2020 Meeting of the open-ended inter-sessional working group on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

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