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Third National Report on the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Since Lao PDR has become a party of the Convention on Biological Diversity on September 20, 1996 and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on November 1, 2004. The Lao government is obliged to develop its national regulatory framework in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology for reducing potential consequences that may have an adverse effect biological diversity and human health. Laos has participated in a UNEF/GEF funded project to develop National Biosafety Framework (NBF). The NBF has been developed since 2002 and was adopted by the government on December 25, 2004. It consists of a combination of policy, legal, administrative and technical instruments that are set in place to address safety contains of six components including the government policy on Biosafety, the regulatory regime for Biosafety, administrative systems for Biosafety, mechanism for public education awareness and participation, capacity building programs to implement CPB and project priorities to implement the NBF.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Dr. Sourioudong SUNDARA CPB-NFP Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) P.O Box 2279, Nahaidiao Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR Vientiane Lao People's Democratic Republic Phone: +856 20 55629190 Fax: +856 21 740630 Email:

Author (corporate) Biosafety Clearing House
Publisher Biosafety Clearing House
Publication date 2015
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT
Date uploaded April 16, 2018, 16:21 (UTC)
Date modified April 17, 2018, 10:37 (UTC)