Rwanda Sixth Country to Sign International Protocol on Genetic Resources

Building momentum towards entry into force, Rwanda today became the sixthcountry to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization.

This latest signature follows the signing of the Protocol by Mexico on Thursday, 24 February 2011.

The Nagoya Protocol, a landmark treaty that links conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity with development, was agreed by the 193 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Aichi- Nagoya Biodiversity Summit in October 2010.