Lebanon to Become 165th Party to CPB
Lebanon submitted its instrument of accession to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) to the Convention on Biological Diversity on February 6, 2013 and will be the 165th Party to the Protocol effective on May 7, 2013.
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is a legally binding agreement governing the transboundary movement of living modified organisms (LMOs). The Protocol aims to protect biodiversity from potential risks of LMOs by providing an international regulatory framework for ensuring their safe transfer, handing, and use. The Protocol was implemented on September 11, 2003.
Read the media release at http://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2013/pr-2013-02-13-lebanon-en.pdf.
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)