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

Checkpoint for monitoring the utilization of genetic resources of the Republic of Belarus
26 March 2021

Brazil 130th country to ratify Nagoya Protocol to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

 Montreal, 24 March 2021 – Brazil, the most biodiverse country in the world, on 4 March 2021 ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, becoming the 130th Party to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to do so.

 “Brazil is a global leader in access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing and has already put in place national legislation that can serve as an inspiration for other countries,” said Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, CBD Executive Secretary. “By ratifying the Nagoya Protocol, Brazil can help ensure its commitment to biodiversity conservation and respect for the traditional knowledge of its indigenous peoples and local communities.”

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