Notification 2024-015

Extension of deadline: Peer review of the draft literature review of trends and issues in synthetic biology (2012–2023)

Dear Sir or Madam,


Reference is made to notification 2024-003, in which Parties and observers were invited to participate in the peer review of the draft literature review of trends and issues in synthetic biology.


I wish to thank those that have already submitted their comments and invite those who have not yet done so, to submit their views as soon as possible. Furthermore, I am pleased to inform you that the deadline to submit comments has been extended to 1 March 2024. The draft literature review can be accessed from Please note that the document is a draft, for comments only, and not for citation or other uses.


Comments should be sent to the Secretariat by e-mail to: using the spreadsheet template for peer review comments, which is accessible on the peer review webpage indicated above. Only submissions in electronic format using this template will be considered. In addition, all spreadsheets must be accompanied by an official letter endorsing the submission of the spreadsheet, signed by the relevant CBD national focal point or head of organization, as appropriate. 


Parties and observers are kindly requested to include any supporting information related to their comments and/or provide a complete reference or hyperlink for it.


Please accept, Sir, Madam, the assurances of my highest consideration.

To: CBD national focal points, SBSTTA national focal points, Cartagena Protocol national focal points, ABS national focal points, indigenous peoples and local communities, and relevant organizations


Action required by 2024-03-01

Subject(s): Synthetic Biology

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