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Convention On Biological Diversity (1992)

[Preamble]

Article 1 - Objectives

Article 2 - Use of Terms

Article 3 - Principle

Article 4 - Jurisdictional Scope

Article 5 - Co-operation

Article 6 - General Measures for Conservation and Sustainable Use

Article 7 - Identification and Monitoring

Article 8 - In-situ Conservation

Article 9 - Ex-situ Conservation

Article 10 - Sustainable Use of Components of Biological Diversity

Article 11 - Incentive Measures

Article 12 - Research and Training

Article 13 - Public Education and Awareness

Article 14 - Impact Assessment and Minimizing Adverse Impact

Article 15 - Access to Genetic Resources

Article 16 - Access to and Transfer of Technology

Article 17 - Exchange of Information

Article 18 - Technical and Scientific Co-operation

Article 19 - Handling of Biotechnology and Distribution of Its Benefits

Article 20 - Financial Resources

Article 21 - Financial Mechanism

Article 22 - Relationship with Other International Conventions

Article 23 - Conference of the Parties

Article 24 - Secretariat

Article 25 - Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

Article 26 - Reports

Article 27 - Settlement of Disputes

Article 28 - Adoption of Protocols

Article 29 - Amendment of the Convention or Protocols

Article 30 - Adoption and Amendment of Annexes

Article 31 - Right to Vote

Article 32 - Relationship between this Convention and Its Protocols

Article 33 - Signature

Article 34 - Ratification, Acceptance or Approval

Article 35 - Accession

Article 36 - Entry into Force

Article 37 - Reservations

Article 38 - Withdrawals

Article 39 - Financial Interim Arrangements

Article 40 - Secretariat Interim Arrangements

Article 41 - Depositary

Article 42 - Authentic Texts

Annex I - Identification And Monitoring

Annex II

Part 1 - Arbitration

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Article 13

Article 14

Article 15

Article 16

Article 17

Part 2 - Conciliation

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

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Convention On Biological Diversity (1992)

Article 15 - Access to Genetic Resources

1. Recognizing the sovereign rights of States over their natural resources, the authority to determine access to genetic resources rests with the national governments and is subject to national legislation.

2. Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to create conditions to facilitate access to genetic resources for environmentally sound uses by other Contracting Parties and not to impose restrictions that run counter to the objectives of this Convention.

3. For the purpose of this Convention, the genetic resources being provided by a Contracting Party, as referred to in this Article and Articles 16 and 19, are only those that are provided by Contracting Parties that are countries of origin of such resources or by the Parties that have acquired the genetic resources in accordance with this Convention.

4. Access, where granted, shall be on mutually agreed terms and subject to the provisions of this Article.

5. Access to genetic resources shall be subject to prior informed consent of the Contracting Party providing such resources, unless otherwise determined by that Party.

6. Each Contracting Party shall endeavour to develop and carry out scientific research based on genetic resources provided by other Contracting Parties with the full participation of, and where possible in, such Contracting Parties.

7. Each Contracting Party shall take legislative, administrative or policy measures, as appropriate, and in accordance with Articles 16 and 19 and, where necessary, through the financial mechanism established by Articles 20 and 21 with the aim of sharing in a fair and equitable way the results of research and development and the benefits arising from the commercial and other utilization of genetic resources with the Contracting Party providing such resources. Such sharing shall be upon mutually agreed terms.


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