National records are published by Governments and include national information relevant for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol as well as information Parties are obliged to provide in accordance with the Protocol. Prior to being made publicly available in the ABS Clearing-House, all national records are approved by the national publishing authority (PA).
Reference records include a number of ABS relevant resources and information and can be submitted by any registered user of the ABSCH (Parties, Non-Parties, governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders).
CBD Secretariat managed records
Information published by the CBD Secretariat. These include meetings, news stories, notifications and statements.