The meeting is focused on harmonization of Biosafety Frameworks, integration of Thematic Biosafety Issues in Biosafety Decision Making, and Project Management under UN Environment/GEF Biosafety Projects.
The 25th National Project Coordinators Meeting (Asia) is taking place in Dushanbe. Representatives of 6 countries take part in the meeting: Bangladesh, Jordan, India, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey, as well as representatives of the UN Environment.
From September 17 till September 21, participants will be sharing their experiences in the implementation of biosafety projects, identified risks and lessons learned. Also, one of the important issues that will be discussed during the meeting is the preparation for the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is to be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on 17-29 November 2018. Participants will receive the information and skills necessary for more effective cooperation under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
In addition, the participants will discuss the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety - the importance of its ratification and implementation. The Supplementary Protocol designed to contribute to the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity through the establishment of international rules and procedures in the field of liability and redress associated with living modified organisms.