TWN Briefings for UN Biodiversity Conference #2

This briefing discusses unintentional transboundary movement and emergency measures, as well as the related issues of detection and identification of LMOs, making recommendations for what Parties can do at COP-MOP8 on these issues. […]

TWN Briefings for UN Biodiversity Conference #1

Synthetic biology is transforming access to genetic resources. This paper explains the implications of genetic sequence data and calls on Parties to the CBD to take action to ensure that benefit-sharing is not undermined. […]

Modest Progress in International Regime on GMOs

This is a report on the outcome of the meeting of Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (29 September to 3 October 2014, Pyeongchang, South Korea) […]

COP-MOP7: Little progress, conflict of interests & unabated unintentional transboundary movements

Closing statement made by civil society participants to the 7th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP7) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety which as held on 29 September – 3 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. […]

Socio-economic considerations related to LMOs: From the Convention on Biological Diversity to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

This paper provides insights on how socio-economic considerations related to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are rooted in the CBD and, accordingly, inherited by the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety. […]

Third World Network submission related to decision BS-VI/16: Unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms (Article 17)

Third World Network submission related to decision BS-VI/16: Unintentional transboundary movements of living modified organisms (Article 17) […]

Report of COP-MOP 6: Parties to the Biosafety Protocol adopt key decisions

TWN report on the outcomes of COP-MOP6, which met in Hyderabad, India from 1-5 October 2012. […]

Stop the Uncontrolled Spread of Genetically Engineered Organisms: EU Countries Should Take the Lead

A broad coalition of organisations is calling on COP-MOP7 to take decisive action to stop the uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. In particular, EU Member States are urged to take the lead. […]

Unintentional transboundary movements of LMOs

TWN submission on unintentional transboundary movements of LMOs highlights important considerations for determining the scope and elements of possible guidance or tools that may facilitate appropriate responses by Parties to the Biosafety Protocol. […]

Socio-economic Considerations in GMO Decision-making

This TWN Biosafety Briefing provides some insights on the basic questions of what, why, when and how to include socio-economic considerations in GMO decision-making. […]