Resumed Session on the First Extraordinary Meeting of the Convention of the Parties (COP) to Finalize and Adopt a Protocol on Biosafety

Montr�al, CANADA
24-28 January 2000


Sunday 23 January:

The Resumed Session on the First Extraordinary Meeting of the COP to Finalize and Adopt a Protocol on Biosafety opened in Montr�al on Monday, 24 January. 

On Saturday, 22 January a coalition of NGOs sponsored a demonstration in front of the Conference site:

Protest organizer speaks to the frigid crowd
The frigid crowd
Police were over-prepared for a "Nouveau Seattle", but then again it wasn't 45 below at the WTO Ministerial

For those interested in the Informal Consultations, here is the:

DRAFT CHAIRMAN'S PROPOSAL FOR ADDRESSING THE ESSENTIAL CORE ISSUES OF THE SCOPE OF THE PROTOCOL (ARTICLE 4), APPLICATION OF THE ADVANCE INFORMED AGREEMENT PROCEDURE (ARTICLE 5) WITH REGARD TO LIVING MODIFIED ORGANISMS INTENDED FOR DIRECT USE AS FOOD OR FEED OR FOR PROCESSING (�COMMODITIES�) AND RELATIONSHIP OF THE PROTOCOL WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS (ARTICLE 31).

Here is our briefing note on the informal consultations in Vienna (September 1999)



Convention on Biodiversity Homepage [CBD]
CBD Secretariat page for the Resumed ExCOP
Clearing House Mechanism [CHM]
EXCOP Documents : UNEP's pre-session documents
ENB Briefing Note from Sept. 99 Informal Consultations
ENB Coverage of Cartagena (BSWG-6)
ENB Coverage of BSWG-5, BSWG-4, BSWG-3, BSWG-2, BSWG-1
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