Facilitating access to biotechnology information

Increasing access to databases on molecular biology

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Agenda 21 recommends: facilitation of access to existing information dissemination systems, especially among developing countries; improvement of such access where appropriate; considering development of a directory of information. It also recommends that steps should be taken to increase access both to existing information about biotechnology and to facilities based on global databases.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies