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.