New CBD Executive Secretary to Take Up Duties on 15 February 2012

CBD31 January 2012: The current Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ahmed Djoghlaf, has announced that his successor, incoming Executive Secretary Braulio Dias, will take up his assignment on 15 February 2012.

The announcement of Dias' effective date in his new role follows his appointment by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on 20 January 2012.

Dias is currently the National Secretary for Biodiversity and Forests at the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment. [CBD Notification] [IISD RS Story on Dias' Appointment]