NATIONAL COORDINATION CENTRE ON ACCESS TO GENETIC RESOURCES AND BENEFIT-SHARING

Checkpoint for monitoring the utilization of genetic resources of the Republic of Belarus

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 was developed to realize the 3rd Objective of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity – the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. The Nagoya Protocol is a flexible instrument allowing each country to choose for its national legislation the most appropriate option of a legal framework.

Alongside, there are a number of terms to be complied by the country-Parties to the Nagoya Protocol during the transfer of genetic resources (genetic material of plant, animal, microbial or other origin, containing functional units of heredity and of an actual or potential value):

Grant and obtain access based on the prior informed consent (PIC) of the Party providing genetic resources issued by the Competent National Authority (CNA).

Conclude mutually agreed terms (MAT) of the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of provided genetic resources, as well as their subsequent uses and commercialization, between the provider country and the user country in the form of particular provisions in the contract or agreement on collaboration.

Ensure that a Competent National Authority of the provider Country issues at the moment of access of a permit or an equivalent document as a form of evidence of the decision made to grant PIC and conclude MAT (hereinafter – “the Permit”).

Inform the ABS Clearing-House for the Convention on Biological Diversity about the transfer of genetic resources by entering the related information to the Database.

Nagoya Protocol Glossary

25 April 2018
The Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus transferred to the Institute of Biology – a separate division of the federal state budgetary division of science of the Federal Research Center “Karelian Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences” – grains of spring soft wheat.

Акт приема-передачи генетический ресурсов Минприроды – разрешение Договор о передаче генетических ресурсов Договор о передаче генетических ресурсов IRCC – RUSSIA-Inst Plant Physiology -potato – absch-ircc-by-241239-1-en

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TRANSFER OF BELARUSIAN POTATO LINES TO THE K.A. TIMIRYAZEV INSTITUTE OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Confirmation of compliance with the Nagoya Protocol Signed Agreement IRCC. Tubers of Belarusian diploid potato lines

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20 February 2018
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. Bilingual English-Russian publication.

Traditional knowledge is an important element of the intellectual and cultural heritage of
indigenous peoples. It reflects their social and historical identity and significantly contributes
to the future well-being and sustainable development of these peoples.
In 2007, the L’auravetl’an Information & Education Network of Indigenous Peoples
(LIENIP) organized a series of educational conferences, aimed at fostering greater
understanding on the nature and evolution of this phenomenon and encouraging mutuallybeneficial relationships among representatives of indigenous communities, academia,
professional entities and international organizations.

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15 January 2018
TRANSFER OF BELARUSIAN POTATO LINES TO THE POTATO GENBANK OF THE UNITED STATES

Prior Informed Consent of the Ministry of Natural Resources (PIC) Confirmation of compliance with the Nagoya Protocol in the transfer of genetic resources Signed Agreement. Transfer of Belarusian Potato Lines to the US Potato GenBank  IRCC. Internationally Recognized Certificate of Compliance

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First-ever Experience of the Republic of Belarus in the Transfer of Genetic Resources in line with the Nagoya Protocol Requirements

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