17 Jul 2018 Blogpost Biosafety

UN Environment trains Latin American officials on the Biosafety Clearing-House

UN Environment organized a training on biosafety in April 2018, in Uruguay, to increase and sustain the participation of Latin American officials in the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) established under Article 20 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Biosafety Clearing-House National Focal Points from Biosafety III participating countries including Brazil, Colombia, EL Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay, attended the meeting.

The training achieved the following results:

  • Countries identified their capacity-building needs for the Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Countries developed national and regional strategies based on gaps and needs identified at national and regional levels, to help their own country reach the expected BCH-III outcomes and comply with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  • A Latin America BCH Roadmap was developed
  • Enhanced knowledge of the participants about the Cartagena Protocol and the Biosafety Clearing House, and its implications for each country, particularly with regards to Living Modified Organisms.

For more information, please contact Rami.Abdel-Malik[at]un.org.