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Source: United Nations

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Number

Footnote: Values are cumulative.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Number

Definitions
Available disaggregations
Calculations
Other information

Standard Material Transfer Agreements (SMTAs) - These data give the number of Standard Material Transfer Agreements (SMTAs) reported through the online system of the International Treaty (Easy-SMTA).

The true number of SMTA issued (signed) could be higher, as some SMTAs signed may not be reported through the online system. SMTA is reported by users, not by a government focal point.

Users also have a two-year period for reporting their SMTAs. The number reported for a specific year may therefore change during the following two years.

Countries that are contracting Parties to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) - The United Kingdom is a contracting party to the International Treaty on PGRFA

Countries that are parties to the Nagoya Protocol - The United Kingdom is party to the Nagoya Protocol. The Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing was entered into force for the United Kingdom in May 2016.

Countries that have legislative, administrative and policy framework or measures reported through the Online Reporting System on Compliance of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA ) - The United Kingdom reports its legislative, administrative and policy framework through the Online Reporting System. See Article 4 of the UK report on the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)

Countries that have legislative, administrative and policy framework or measures reported to the Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House - The United Kingdom has reported measures to the Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of countries that have adopted legislative, administrative and policy frameworks to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits

Target name

Promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and promote appropriate access to such resources, as internationally agreed

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat

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Organisation

United Nations

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2012

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 21 June 2021
Next release

TBC

Statistical classification
Contact details

statistics@un.org

Other information

These data were originally collated by the ITPGRFA Secretariat