Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

The BONN GUIDELINES on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising out of their Utilization

The Guidelines identify the steps in the access and benefit-sharing process, with an emphasis on the obligation for users to seek the prior informed consent of providers. They identify the basic requirements for mutually agreed terms and define the main roles and responsibilities of users and providers and stress the importance of the involvement of all stakeholders.

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