FAO Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture
FAO provides policy advice for biotechnology issues related to food and agriculture and technical assistance on specific technologies and legal and technical advice on regulatory aspects to its members. It also promotes information dissemination and monitors new developments and potential impacts of the adoption of biotechnology.
UNEP Biodiversity Programme
The UNEP-GEF global project on the development of National Biosafety Frameworks is designed to assist up to 100 countries to develop their National Biosafety Frameworks so that they can comply with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The project also promotes regional and sub-regional cooperation on biosafety.
UNCTAD Biotrade Initiative
Launched in 1996 during the third Conference of the Parties (COP3) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Initiative is designed to stimulate trade and investment in biological resources to further sustainable development in line with the three objectives of the CBD.
UNIDO Biosafety Advisory Service
The Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (BINAS) is a service of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). BINAS monitors global developments in regulatory issues in biotechnology.
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
The Centre conducts advanced research and training in molecular biology and biotechnology, with special regard to the needs of the developing world.
World Bank's Agriculture Knowledge and Information Systems (AKIS)
The World Bank Agriculture and Rural Development Department and Thematic Groups relating to Sustainable Agricultural Systems, carry out policy research on biotechnology and sustainable agriculture.