The third meeting of the Working Group took place on 24-26 March 2004. Discussions continued on possible legally binding options (for more details on some proposed options, please see comments submitted in advance of the meeting) and the applicability of public participation provisions in article 6, paragraphs 2-10 of the Convention to certain activities with GMOs (deliberate release, placing on the market and contained used).
To facilitate discussion, delegations were invited to provide written comments on the reasons for and possible procedures for a differentiated approach to the development of a legally binding option, possible elements of legally binding public-participation procedures and proposals for elements of preferred legally binding options.
Here you can find links to submissions received by the secretariat:
Comments submitted in advance of third meeting
European Union (including Accession States)
Republic of Moldova
ECO Forum / Letter to EU Ministers
In the context of discussions on legally binding options, the Working Group heard the presentation of UNEP-GEF Biosafety Unit's projects on the development and implementation of national biosafety frameworks and the Environment for Europe process.
Report of the third meeting (MP.PP/AC.2/2004/2)
Provisional agenda for the third meeting (MP.PP/AC.2/2004/1)
List of Participants (24-26 March 2004)