Genetically Modified Organisms

Cartagena Biosafety Protocol»

The Cartagena Biosafety Protocol was adopted at the 2000 Convention on Biological Diversity to ensure nations are provided with adequate advance knowledge of genetically engineered organisms before import. The precautionary principle is reflected in the protocol’s core goal and numerous provisions. (Articles 10.6 & 11.8, Annex III.)


Protocol Background Memo

This memorandum briefly summarizes how the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol was developed, and provides website links for more information.