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Recent Meetings

WPC2014logo.jpg World Parks Congress 2014 - Sydney, Australia

The final consultation for Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, A State of Knowledge Review was held at IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) from 12-19 November 2014.

View the briefing note of the State of Knowledge Review prepared for IUCN World Parks Congress!
For further information visit www.cbd.int/en/health/stateofknowledge

CBD-WHO collaborative activities highlighted at WPC

On 14 November 2014, in a video statement for a WPC event announcing the final consultation and forthcoming launch of the State of Knowledge Review, the World Health Organization highlighted the strengthening of collaborative activities with the CBD and noted the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems for human health and well-being. Watch the video below!


CBD 12th Conference of the Parties, 6-17 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Korea 

The summary of side events on biodiversity and human health is available here!

Important documents

The COP 12 Official document on biodiversity and human health is available here

The advanced draft of Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, a State of Knowledge Review is available here

COP 12 decision on biodiversity and human health available soon!

Expert Meeting on The State of Knowledge Review on the Interlinkages between Biodiversity and Human Health 

Rome, Italy, 1-3 July 2014

Partner updates
Biodiversity and Community Health Initiative update on first expert meeting and CBD-WHO collaborative activities

Important documents
SBSTTA18: Information Document 15: Emerging Key Messages for the State of knowledge Review on the Interlinkages between Biodiversity and Human Health
Peer review until 10 July 2014.

Health and Biodiversity Showcased at SBSTTA 18

Montreal, Canada, 23- 28 October, 2014

Important documents:

SBSTTA 18 UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/17:  Health and Biodiversity (Agenda Item 9.7)

Side event: Fostering Synergies Between Biodiversity And Human Health:Towards The Post-2015 Development Agenda  (Wednesday 25 June, 2014 Room 7B)

Preparatory Meeting on The State of Knowledge Review on the Interlinkages between Biodiversity and Human Health 

WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, 14-16 January 2014

Past Meetings

Health and Biodiversity Showcased at COP 11

Hyderabad, India, 8 - 19 October, 2012

Important Documents:

Information Document 27: Collaborative and Mainstreaming Activities with the Health Sector: Progress Report 

Side Events Summary: Biodiversity and Health-related Side Events at COP 11 

EcoHealth 2012 Conference

Kunming, China, 15 - 18 October, 2012

Full Conference Program

PAHO / WHO Joint Seminar with the Institute of Medicine (IOM / NRC)
Understanding the Post-2015 Development Agenda Process: Opportunities and Challenges that Lie Ahead

Online, 18 October 2012, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Webinar Website

Agenda and Additional Information

Expert Meeting on Linkages between Human Health and Biodiversity 

WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, 2 April, 2012

Important Documents: 

Provisional Agenda

Workshop Summary

For further information on any recent or future meetings contact Cristina Romanelli: cristina.romanelli@cbd.int