Nominations to the Open-ended Online Expert Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Cartagena Protocol National Focal Points, c.c.: Biosafety Clearing-House National Focal Points
At its fourth meeting, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP) established an open-ended online forum on specific aspects of risk assessment through the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) as well as an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Risk Assessment and Risk Management. The Executive Secretary was requested to convene ad hoc online discussion groups, two AHTEG meetings and at least one real-time online conference per region prior to each of the two AHTEG meetings. To fulfil this request, an Open-ended Online Expert Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management will be established through the BCH where experts will have an opportunity to take part in the online discussion groups and the real-time online conferences.