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Last updated January 31, 2018
Created January 31, 2018
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Name Nagoya Protocol

Th e Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Rio “Earth Summit”) and entered into force on 29 December 1993. Th e Convention is the only international instrument comprehensively addressing biological diversity. Th e Convention’s three objectives are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefi ts arising from the utilisation of genetic resources.

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