Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol requires the Parties to consider the need for and modalities of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism to address the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from the utilization of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources that occur in transboundary situations or for which it is not possible to grant or obtain prior informed consent.
The article also states that benefits shared by users of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources through this mechanism shall be used to support the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components globally.
In decision XI/1, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity mandated a number of activities concerning Article 10 of the Nagoya Protocol to take place during the current inter-sessional period (see the relevant section of the decision
). This portal on Article 10 is intended to provide up-to-date information on these activities.
The online discussion groups on Article 10 are now complete. All the messages posted during the discussions will remain available through the 'Discussion groups'
The next step in the process mandated by decision XI/1 is the expert group meeting. Participants in the expert group on Article 10 will be selected from among those who took part in the online discussion groups and will be notified in due course.
The expert group meeting will be held from 17 to 19 September 2013 in Montreal.