The Nagoya Protocol on Access to genetic resources and benefit sharing of genetic resources (the Nagoya Protocol on ABS) approved in 2010, established an international legal framework for fair and equitable use of genetic resources. Until now, 118 countries have ratified the Nagoya Protocol. Vietnam has become a member of the Nagoya Protocol since 2014, which help to create favorable conditions for Vietnam to promote the protection of genetic resources and traditional knowledge and raising awareness of communities on biodiversity conservation.
As the national focal point on biodiversity, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has developed and submitted many documents on the management of access to genetic resources and benefit sharing such as: the Scheme to build capacity on managing access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing benefits arising from the use of genetic resources period 2016 – 2025 (approved under Decision 1141/QD-TTg dated June 27th, 2016 of the Prime Minister) and Decree on the management of access to genetic resources and sharing of benefits arising from their utilization (approved under Decree 59/2017/ND-CP dated May 12th, 2017 of the Government).
Within the framework of the ABS Project, within three days, from September 18 to 20, 2019, in Ha Long, Department of Nature and Biodiversity Conservation, Vietnam Environment Administration organized the “Workshop on Training for experts on Access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing (ABS)”. the workshop, in addition to the exchange of knowledge and experience of international experts on Trade and Sustainable Development presented the international contexts as well as to share the valuable experience of other countries in the world on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing, the participants were also involved in the in-depth discussion process as well as case studies of access to genetic resources, contract development, and agreements of benefit sharing around the world and in Vietnam.
Attended delegates at the workshop