It entered into force on 12 October 2014, 90 days after the date of deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification. The Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House (ABS Clearing-House) is a platform for exchanging information on access and benefit-sharing established by Article 14 of the Protocol, as part of the Clearing-House of the Convention established under Article 18, paragraph 3 of the Convention.
The ABS Clearing-House is a key tool for facilitating the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, by enhancing legal certainty and transparency on procedures for access and benefit-sharing, and for monitoring the utilization of genetic resources along the value chain, including through the internationally recognized certificate of compliance. On the 5th of June 2017, Kuwait ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, an agreement under the Convention on Biological Diversity, bringing the total number of ratifications to 100.
In recent decades, countdown parties have become more numerous in the large cities, but fireworks at the turn of the year remain uncommon.
If you are in Japan during New Year, you can join the crowds doing hatsumode, the year's first visit to a shrine or temple.
History is to be made at a global conference to save world biodiversity in Korea this week.
If you've got a bigger group, somebody will like be asked to act as the organizer (幹事・kanji) for the event—but just on a casual basis.
Featured in the 4th Edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, the Cook Islands showcases an example of an Access and Benefit sharing agreement.
This provides benefits to indigenous and local communities from the development of products and services derived from the use of their traditional knowledge concerning local plant and animal species.
Konpa came into use during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), when it described a meal where university students would get together to strengthen mutual bonds and share the cost of food between them.
It's believed the variant term gokon was coined in the 1970s.
Visiting Japan during New Year (shogatsu) can be rewarding, as you have the opportunity to experience Japan's most important holiday, but it can also be frustrating, as many tourist attractions, shops and restaurants are closed, and getting around can be inconvenient.