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Title: Reflections on the Biosafety Protocol Negotiations in Montreal

Author: Mark S. Winfield, Ph.D.

Date: January 2000

Description: At 5AM Saturday, January 29, representatives of more than one hundred and thirty countries, gathered in Montreal adopted a Protocol on Biosafety under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The early morning conclusion of the Extra-ordinary Conference of the Parties to the Convention brought three years of negotiations on the Protocol to a close.

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