OECD Working Party on the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology
The OECD Working Party on the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in
Biotechnology (WP-HROB) aims to assist countries in evaluating the
potential risks of genetically engineered organisms, foster
communication and mutual understanding of relevant regulations in
countries and facilitate harmonisation in environmental risk/safety
assessment of organisms produced through modern biotechnology.
The 35th meeting of the WP-HROB took place online on 1-3 March 2021. The
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently
published a 60-page information document entitled "Developments in
delegations on biosafety issues, April 2020 â?? March 2021", compiling
elements provided by delegations at the 35th WP-HROB meeting, aiming to
summarise relevant information on activities related to biosafety issues
since the previous meeting (March 2020) at the international level, by
collating individual contributions from OECD Members, partner countries
and observer organisations participating in the work.
More information on the work of the WP-HROB can be found in the latest
OECD Biotechnology Update (December 2021). The 33-page newsletter,
issued twice a year, gives an overview of past and upcoming events,
ongoing projects and publications and provides up-to-date information on
the activities related to biotechnologies or the life sciences at the
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