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A New International Treaty to Address Damage that may Result from Living Modified Organisms Opens for Signature

Montreal, 7 March 2011 – At a ceremony held today in New York, the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was opened for signature by Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Supplementary Protocol aims to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by providing international rules and procedures for liability and redress in the event of damage resulting from living modified organisms (LMOs).

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2011-03-07