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UNEP-GEF Projects on Implementation of National Biosafety Frameworks

Background

In November 2001, the GEF Council approved 12 proposals for demonstration projects to support countries with the implementation of their national biosafety frameworks. Two of those projects (India and Colombia) are coordinated by the World Bank, two (Malaysia and Mexico) by UNDP and eight by UNEP.

The UNEP-GEF demonstration projects on Implementation of National Biosafety Frameworks last on average 3 years, and the budgets range between 500,000 USD and 1,000,000 USD.

The following pages provide information about the UNEP-GEF projects on Implementation of National Biosafety Frameworks:

  • Project execution gives information about the way in which UNEP manages these projects and assists countries in preparing and carrying out these projects.

  • Participating countries’ provides links to information about each of the country projects.

  • Documents and links’ provides copies of and/or links to documents, databases and web sites that are used in the UNEP-GEF projects on Implementation of National Biosafety Frameworks.
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Footnote

*  Other terms that are often used in this context include:  “transgenic organisms”, "genetically engineered organisms", “recombinant DNA organisms”, “organisms with novel traits”.

 

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