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#38586
2007-09-17

Opening Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, to the Annual Meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues, Montreal - 17 September 2007

It gives me great honor today, as Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity and host agency of this year's annual meeting, to welcome the members of the United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues to Montreal and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biologi ...

Statement
#36915
2007-08-09

Message from the Executive Secretary, Ahmed Djoghlaf on the Occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, 9 August 2007.

The celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on 9 August 2007 presents an opportunity to draw attention to the contribution of indigenous and local communities to the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s biological diversity. It also provides opportunity ...

Statement
#34925
2007-07-02

Discours prononcé par Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Secrétaire exécutif de la Convention sur la diversité biologique Á la Douzième réunion de l’Organe subsidiaire chargé de fournir des avis scientifiques, techniques et technologiques de la Convention sur la diversité biologique

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Twelfth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Statement
#34442
2007-06-26

“Global Alliance for Life on Earth” - Statement by Dr Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at a Meeting organized at the United States Library of Congress by the Institute for Policy Innovation, Washington DC, 26 June 2007.

During this weekend, the temperature reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Romania; as a result at least four people died. This was a stark reminder of the exceptional heat wave that engulfed Europe in August 2003, which led in a matter of days to the death of more than 22,000 people. According to ...

Statement
#34333
2007-06-20

Message from the Executive Secretary, Ahmed Djoghlaf, on the Occasion of World Refugee Day, 20 June 2007

As the world focuses on the plight of millions of refugees and displaced people on World Refugee Day, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity would like to pay tribute to the courage, strength, and compassion of not only the refugees, but also of those who give them: “a New Hom ...

Statement
#34046
2007-06-14

Message from the Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf on the Occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2007.

Dry and sub-humid lands represent a unique repository of biodiversity, culture and traditional knowledge. Home to two billion people, many of whom rely on biodiversity resources for their daily lives, dry and sub-humid lands contain extraordinarily high levels of endemism and are the origin of m ...

Statement
#34043
2007-06-12

Statement delivered by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Royal Society and the Biodiversity Sub-Committee of the UK Government Global Environmental Change Committee Workshop Biodiversity – Climate Interactions: adaptation, mitigation and human livelihoods, The Royal Society, London, U.K., 12-13 June 2007

The world recorded this year the second warmest winter. Eleven out of the twelve past years have been the hottest years since meteorological data were first recorded in 1850. A study by NASA has shown that, during the last 30 years, world temperatures have been the highest in 12,000 years. The s ...

Statement
#33861
2007-06-11

Statement by Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the Eleventh Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Rome, Italy, 11 June 2007.

It is a great pleasure and honour to address the eleventh session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. As Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, I wish to extend my most sincere gratitude to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...

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