CBD

CBD Secretariat Invites Nominations for Regional LMO Workshop in Asia [viewed]

CBD8 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited parties to the Biosafety Protocol to nominate experts for participation in a sub-regional workshop for the Asian region. The training of trainers workshop will focus on the identification and documentation of living modified organisms (LMOs). It will take place in New Delhi, India, from 21-25 November 2011.

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CBD COP Presidents Call for Nagoya Implementation [viewed]

7 September 2011: Representatives of past and future Presidencies of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have issued a call for "urgent action on the implementation of the successful Nagoya Outcomes."

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CBD Invites Nominations for Delegates to COP/MOP 6 [viewed]

7 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to nominate delegates for the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP/MOP 6), by 21 September 2011.

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DESA Highlights UN-OSD Seminar on Energy for Sustainable Development [viewed]

1 September 2011: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has published its September 2011 newsletter, with articles on a seminar on energy requirements for sustainable development and the future of forests, among others.

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Event: Signing Ceremony for Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress [viewed]

A signing ceremony for the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety will take place on 20 September 2011 at the margins of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York. The signing ceremony will take place in the Lobby area on the main floor of the General Assembly building from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

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CBD, Union for Ethical BioTrade to Cooperate on Strategic Plan [viewed]

18 August 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) seeking to contribute to the implementation of the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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Event: Signing Ceremony for Nagoya Protocol on ABS [viewed]

A signing ceremony for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) will take place on the margins of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.  

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Event: Ministerial Breakfast Briefing on Nagoya Protocol on ABS [viewed]

This briefing is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) and in partnership with Japan as President of the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD. It will take place on the margins of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.  

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UN Secretary-General Circulates Note on Implementation of Rio Conventions [viewed]

10 August 2011: In preparation of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Secretary-General has circulated a background note on the implementation of UN environmental conventions, including the reports submitted by the Secretariats of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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CBD Secretariat Reports on Progress in Submission of Fourth National Reports [viewed]

8 August 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has received 175 Fourth National Reports, amounting to 90 percent of CBD Parties having fulfilled their reporting obligations.

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