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UNEP International Technical Guidelines
for Safety in Biotechnology

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

PREFACE

I. INTRODUCTION

II. GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND CONSIDERATIONS

III. ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF RISKS

IV. PROVIDING FOR SAFETY: MECHANISMS AT NATIONAL AND REGIONAL LEVEL

V. PROVIDING FOR SAFETY: MECHANISMS AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL USING INFORMATION SUPPLY AND EXCHANGE

VI. CAPACITY-BUILDING

ANNEXES

Annex 1: SOURCES CONSULTED IN PREPARATION OF THESE GUIDELINES AND OTHER RELEVANT SOURCES

Annex 2: GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN THESE GUIDELINES

Annex 3: RISK ASSESSMENT: EXAMPLES OF POINTS TO CONSIDER AS APPROPRIATE

Annex 4: EXAMPLES OF RISK-MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR CONTAINED APPLICATIONS

Annex 5: EXAMPLES OF RISK-MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR CONTROLLED RELEASES

Annex 6: DATABASES

Annex 7: POSSIBLES MECHANISMS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC


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