COP MOP Decision

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Article 22 of the Protocol requires Parties to cooperate in the development and/or strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in biosafety, including biotechnology to the extent that it is required for biosafety, for the purpose of ensuring the effective implementation of the Protocol, taking fully into account the needs of developing country Parties, in particular the least developed and small island developing States among them, and Parties with economies in transition for financial resources and access to and transfer of technology and know-how.
2. At its first meeting, held in 2004, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) adopted an Action Plan for Building Capacities for the Effective Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. In 2006, the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol adopted a revised version of the Action Plan and decided to conduct its comprehensive review every five years, based on independent evaluations. In 2010, the meeting of the Parties adopted terms of reference for the comprehensive review and requested the Executive Secretary to commission the independent evaluation of the Action Plan and to also prepare a working document to
facilitate the comprehensive review of the Action Plan, taking into account the information and suggestions submitted by Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations, the information provided in the second national reports, and the findings of the independent evaluation.
3. The independent evaluation of the Action Plan, which was conducted in late 2011 and early 2012, recommended the development of a new document to replace the current Action Plan, comprising two components: (i) a framework for capacity-building which would serve as a reference and guidance tool; and (ii) a “results-based Action Plan consisting of prioritized actions, specific expected results/targets and a limited set of measurable indicators. Furthermore, the independent evaluation, as well as the submissions from governments and relevant organizations, recommended that the Action Plan or its replacement be aligned with the Strategic Plan for the Protocol (2011-2020).
4. This Draft Framework and Action Plan for Capacity-Building for the Effective Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has been prepared on the basis of the information provided in the second national reports on the implementation of the Protocol, the findings and recommendations of the independent evaluation of the Action Plan and the views and suggestions submitted by Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to the Secretariat and through the online forum on capacitybuilding. It also takes into account recommendations of the Liaison Group on Capacity-Building for biosafety. Click here to download full document

COPMOP 1, GLOBAL BIOSAFETY: FROM CONCEPTS TO ACTION Decisions from the First meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 23–27 February 2004

COPMOP 2, FACING THE BIOSAFETY CHALLENGE Towards Effective Implementation of the Protocol Decisions of the Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety 30 May to 3 June 2005 Montreal,

COPMOP 3 BIOSAFETY: BUILDING FURTHER CONSENSUS FOR ACTION Decisions of the Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety 13 to 17 March 2006 Curitiba, Brazil

COPMOP 4 DECISIONS ADOPTED BY THE FOURTH MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY SERVING AS THE MEETING OF THE PARTIES TO THE CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY

COPMOP 5 BIOSAFETY SETTING A NEW AGENDA Decisions of the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety 11 to 15 October 2010 Nagoya, Japan

COPMOP 6 CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY SERVING AS THE MEETING OF THE PARTIES TOTHE CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY Sixth meeting Hyderabad, India, 1-5 October 2012