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Background

Adoption of Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Mission

To strengthen national sovereignty over biodiversity and protecting useful genetic resources as strategic assets

Purpose

To exclusively carry out tasks related to the access, use and benefit-sharing of genetic resources (Article 17(1) of Genetic Resources Act)

ABSCH Genetic Resources Information Management Center

Location
National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), Ministry of Environment
Tel
+82-32-590-7343
Website
http://www.abs.go.kr
Phone / Fax
+82-32-590-7436

What We Do

  • 1
    Collect, manage, research and provide information regarding access, use and benefit-sharing of genetic resources at home and abroad
  • 2
    Provide information on domestic genetic resources for the ABSCH in accordance with Article 14 of the Nagoya Protocol
  • 3
    Offer administrative and technical assistance to NFPs, CNAs and national checkpoints
  • 4
    Work and share information with overseas ABSCHs to identify the use of domestic genetic resources outside of the country
  • 5
    Raise awareness among providers and users of genetic resources of access, use and benefit-sharing

Key Milestones

International developments
2010 to present
  • Oct. 2010The Nagoya Protocol is adopted at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Oct. 2012The 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11) is held.
  • ‘Oct. 2014The 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP12) and the 1st Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (NP COP/MOP1) are held.
  • Oct. 12, 2014The Nagoya Protocol takes effect
  • Dec. 2016The 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) and the 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (NP COP/MOP2) are held.
Ministry of Environment
2010 to present
  • Nov. 2010Key results of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) and follow-up measures are reported to the Cabinet.
  • Nov. 2011Government-wide measures to address the Nagoya Protocol are laid out.
  • Jan. 2017The Act on Access, Use and Benefit-Sharing of Genetic Resources is enacted and promulgated.
  • May 19, 2017The Nagoya Protocol is ratified.
  • Aug. 17, 2017The Nagoya Protocol takes effect
NIBR ABSCH
2011 to present
  • Jan. 2011 The ABSCH and its official website are launched.
  • Feb. 2011 The first request for ABS consultation service is received.
  • Jul. 2011The first issue of the ABS Newsletter is published.
  • Dec. 2011Nagoya Protocol Guidelines are published in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment.
  • Jun. 2012 The Korea ABS Forum is launched.
  • Sep. 2013The ABSCH performs its first corporate consulting.
  • Aug. 17, 2017The ABSCH website is renewed.
Room No.228, Collection & Research Building, National Institute of Biological Resources, Ministry of Environment
Tel. +82-32-590-7343 Fax. +08-32-590-7436
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