From: 12/05/2008 until: 16/05/2008

Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP-4)

Building upon the achievements of the first three meetings held in February 2004 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May/June 2005 in Montreal, Canada and March 2006 in Curitiba, Brazil respectively, COP-MOP 4 is expected to arrive at decisions on a number of issues to further facilitate the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol. The meeting will address a number of standing issues on the COP-MOP agenda as well as substantive issues arising from the medium-term programme of work arising and previous decisions of the COP-MOP. 
The meeting will review, among others, the experience gained with the use of sampling and detection techniques and on the need for and modalities of developing criteria for acceptability of, and harmonizing, sampling and detection techniques.

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Location: Bonn, Germany
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