Expanding facilities for biotechnology research

Biotechnology research and development is undertaken both under highly sophisticated conditions and at the practical level in many countries.
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: (a) efforts to ensure that the necessary infrastructure facilities for research, extension and technology activities are available on a decentralized basis; (b) further enhancement of global and regional collaboration for basic and applied research and development, with every effort being made to ensure that existing national and regional facilities are fully utilized; (c) making use of institutions which already exist in some countries for training purposes and joint research projects; (d) strengthening universities, technical schools and local research institutions for the development of biotechnology and developing extension services for its application, especially in developing countries.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality Education