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The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The objective of the The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is to contribute to ensure an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health, and specifically focusing on transboundary movement.

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