The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol,
Noting the importance of having further discussions to reach a common understanding on the need for and modalities of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism,
1.Invites Parties, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities, and relevant stakeholders to submit to the Executive Secretary views on: (i) situations which may support the need for a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism that are not covered under the bilateral approach; (ii) possible modalities for a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism as well as information regarding the implications of different scenarios on these modalities; and (iii) the areas requiring further consideration, as identified in paragraph 23 of the report of the Expert Meeting on Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol (UNEP/CBD/ICNP/3/5). Such views may include, where available, reflections on any experiences gained working towards the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.
the Executive Secretary to:
(a)Prepare a synthesis of the views submitted in accordance with paragraph 1 above;
(b)Commission a study [, subject to the availability of funds,] on: (i) the experiences gained with the development and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and other multilateral mechanisms; and (ii) the potential relevance of ongoing work undertaken by other processes, including case studies in relation to ex situ and in situ genetic resources [as defined by Article 2 of the Convention on Biological Diversity], traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, and transboundary situations.
(c)Convene[, subject to the availability of funds,] a meeting of a regionally balanced expert group to review the synthesis of views and the study referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) above, with a view to reaching a common understanding on the areas requiring further examination, as identified in paragraph 23 of the report of the Expert Meeting, as referred to in paragraph 1 above, and submit the outcomes of its work for consideration by the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol.