In their decision BS-VIII/16
, the COP-MOP took note of the draft training manual
on the detection and identification of living modified organisms that was developed in response to the outcomes of the face-to-face workshop of the Network that requested the drafting of training material for capacity-building activities on the detection and identification on LMOs to assist countries in fulfilling their relevant obligations under the Protocol and achieving the outcomes of the Strategic Plan that are relevant to the detection and identification of LMOs.
Moreover, the Parties also requested the Executive Secretary to continue working on the draft training manual, in an expeditious manner, in collaboration with the Network of Laboratories for the Detection and Identification of Living Modified Organisms, and make a draft version available, in all official languages, for consideration by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol at its ninth meeting with a view to its possible approval before its official final publication.
In light of these decisions, the Secretariat has developed this page to implement the decision and to host online discussions of the forum.
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