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Guinea and Morocco sign Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources

Montreal, 4 January 2012 – Guinea and Morocco, on 9 December 2011, became the latest signatories to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).This brings the total number of signatures to 70, with one ratification (Gabon). The Nagoya Protocol was opened for signature in February 2011. The Protocol will enter into force 90 days after deposit of the 50th instrument of ratification.

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