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The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) opened its 62nd session on 18 September 2007 at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States. The wide range of agenda items for consideration includes item 54.f on 'Sustainable development: Convention on Biological Diversity', for which a report (nr. A/62/276) has been prepared summarising the ongoing work regarding the Convention, including its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. It also includes agenda item 56.b, entitled 'Globalization and interdependence: Science and technology for development', for which a report (nr. A/62/136) has been submitted by the Secretary-General that includes an update on UN system-wide collaboration on biotechnology-related activities. See reports related to these agenda items (in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), plus draft resolutions, at http://www.un.org/ga/second/62/documentation.shtml or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.