The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversityis an international agreement aimed at sharing the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable manner, including through adequate access to genetic resources and appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over these resources and technologies and with adequate funding, thereby contributing to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components. It was adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its tenth meeting on October 29, 2010 in Nagoya, Japan. The Nagoya Protocol will enter into force 90 days after the deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification.
The fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources is one of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity. For more information on the work program of the Convention on Access and Benefit-Sharing prior to the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol and for information on the negotiations relating to the Nagoya Protocol, please visit the following pages : Background and ABS Developments under the CBD prior to the Nagoya Protocol .