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Notification
#1700
2011-05-19

Message of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2011, Forest Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/fd/76193 (2011-100)
To: All CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

I am pleased to share with you the Message of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the occasion of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). The IDB Message is available in the six official languages of the United Nations and is now accessible on the CBD website at ...

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Notification
#1701
2011-05-19
Action by
2011-09-30

GEF Support for the Preparation of the Second National Reports on the Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/ET/jh/74494 (2011-101)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated)

I am pleased to forward to you the communication from Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) confirming the approval of GEF funding to enable eligible Parties prepare their second national reports on the implementation of the Cartage ...

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Notification
#1699
2011-05-17

Selected experts for Ad hoc Expert Group Meeting of Local-community Representatives

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/VF/76043 (2011-099)
To: CBD Focal Points, international organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In Notification number 2011-050 of 4 March 2011, the Secretariat invited Parties, Governments, international organizations and local communities, to nominate experts to participate in the meeting. In this regard, I am pleased to announce that the selection of participants has been completed, bas ...

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Notification
#1698
2011-05-13
Action by
2011-06-17

Invitation for nominations to the African Regional Workshop on the Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 - 22 July 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/WDY/jh/76139 (2011-098)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points for African Countries

I am pleased to inform you that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in collaboration with the African Union Commission is organizing a regional workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress for Africa.

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Notification
#1695
2011-05-09

Selected Experts for the Joint meeting of the CBD Bushmeat Liaison Group and the CITES Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group, 7 – 10 June 2011, Nairobi, Kenya

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/CP/76027 (2011-095)
To: CBD National Focal Points, cc: Indigenous and Local Community Organizations; Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests; other Relevant Organizations; SBSTTA Focal Points; CHM Focal Points; PoWPA Focal Points

I am pleased to share with you the list of sponsored experts for the joint meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Bushmeat Liaison Group and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s (CITES) Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group. The ...

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Notification
#1696
2011-05-09

United Nations Decade on Biodiversity Logo 2011-2020

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/fd/76063 (2011-096)
To: All CBD and CPB National Focal Points and International Organizations

The Secretariat is proud to unveil to the world the official logo of United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB).

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Notification
#1697
2011-05-09
Action by
2011-05-27

Regional Workshop for Eastern Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, Kigali, Rwanda, 27 to 30 June 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/SK/NC/76083 (2011-097)
To: CBD Primary National Focal Points of the following countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, The Comoros, Uganda, Relevant organizations.

I am pleased to inform you that, thanks to the financial support provided by Japan and other donors, a regional capacity-building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Eastern African countries will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from ...

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Notification
#1692
2011-05-05
Action by
2011-06-02

Invitation for nominations to the Central and Eastern European Regional Workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 16 - 17 June 2011

Reference: SCBD/BS/WDY/PS/75975 (2011-092)
To:

I am pleased to inform you that the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is organizing a regional workshop on the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress for Central and Eastern Europe, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. ...

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Notification
#1693
2011-05-05

Quarterly Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/76035 (2011-093)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points Relevant organizations and partners

It is my pleasure to inform you that the 52nd issue of the Quarterly Report of the Convention, covering the period 1 January to 31 March 2011, has been prepared in accordance with Decision IV/17 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The report contains a su ...

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Notification
#1694
2011-05-05
Action by
2011-06-01

Deadline extension for submission of inputs requested by decision X/16 on Transfer of Technology and Technology Cooperation

Reference: SCBD/SEL/ML/GD/74331 (2011-094)
To: CBD National Focal Points; relevant international organizations; research institutions; and stakeholder organizations

The purpose of this Notification is to inform the Parties, Governments, relevant international organizations, research institutions and stakeholders that the deadline for submission of inputs requested in notification 2010-207 of 22 November 2010 and reminder notification 2011-077 of 5 April 201 ...

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Notification
#1691
2011-05-04
Action by
2011-05-30

Regional Online Real-time Conferences on Socio-economic Considerations (Article 26 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety)

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/KG/jh/76023 (2011-091)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated), Relevant Organizations

In paragraph 24 of decision BS-V/3, the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety requested the Executive Secretary to convene regional online conferences to: (i) facilitate the exchange of views, information and experiences on socio-economic considerations on a regional basis; and (ii) ide ...

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Notification
#1689
2011-05-02
Action by
2011-06-30

Decision X/18 on Communication, Education and Public Awareness: Report on activities held during the International Year of Biodiversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/75036 (2011-089)
To: CBD NFPs, relevant international organizations and stakeholders

The purpose of this notification is to request your assistance pursuant to decision X/18 on Communication, Education and Public Awareness as adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting held from 18-29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.

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Notification
#1690
2011-05-02

The Green Wave 2011

Reference: SCBD/OMG/NP/cr/76017 (2011-090)
To: CBD National Focal Points

After a record participation in 2010, with over 2500 groups from over 70 countries, I am pleased to remind you that The Green Wave for biodiversity will once again contribute to the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 22 May 2011. Under the theme “Forest Biodivers ...

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Notification
#1688
2011-04-29
Action by
2011-05-22

South East Asia’s Capacity Building and Orientation of GTI National Focal Points on Species & Protected Areas Database Interfaces, 22 June 2011 - Manila, Philippines

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JSH/75930 (2011-088)
To: The CBD National Focal Points and GTI Focal Points for the following countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietNam

I am pleased to inform you that a regional capacity building workshop for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) National Focal Points in ASEAN countries will be held in Manila, Philippines on 22 June 2011. The workshop will be organized by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, i ...

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Notification
#1686
2011-04-28

REMINDER AND EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Voluntary reports for the in-depth review of implementation of the programme of work on island biological diversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/OH/JG/74898 (2011-086)
To: CBD and SBSTTA National Focal Points and relevant organizations

As you know, notification 2011-032 (sent on 15 February 2011, available at http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-032-island-en.doc) invited Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to provide information for the in-depth review of implementation of the programme of wor ...

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Notification
#1687
2011-04-27

Invitation to nominate participants for the meeting of the Liaison Group for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (St. Louis, USA, 8-9 July 2011) and to nominate national focal points for the Strategy

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/75923 (2011-087)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GSPC Focal Points

I am pleased to invite you to nominate a representative for the fourth meeting of the Liaison Group for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, USA, 8-9 July 2011). The meeting will take place back-to-back with the International Conference: A global part ...

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Notification
#1685
2011-04-21
Action by
2011-06-01

Call for Experts on Climate-Related Geo-Engineering as it Relates to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/ac/74873 (2011-085)
To: SBSTTA Focal Points, Consortium of Scientific Partners on Biodiversity, and Consortium of Universities

At the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Parties to the CBD adopted decision X/33 which includes a section on climate-related geo-engineering and its impacts on the achievement of the objectives of the CBD. This decision contains act ...

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Notification
#1682
2011-04-18

Selection of funded participants for the meeting on Article 10 (sustainable use of biological diversity) with a focus on Article 10(c) (customary use of biological diversity)

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/VF/75820 (2011-082)
To: CBD Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In paragraph 10 of Decision X/43, regarding the revised programme of work for Article 8(j) and related provisions of the Convention, the Conference of the Parties requested the Secretariat to convene, subject to the availability of funds, an international meeting on Article 10 with a focus on Ar ...

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Notification
#1683
2011-04-18

List of selected indigenous and local community representatives to receive funding from the Voluntary Trust Fund for participation in the First Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on ABS (ICNP-1), 6 - 10 June 2011, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/VF/75821 (2011-083)
To: CBD Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In connection with the First Meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on ABS (ICNP-1), I am pleased to inform Parties and stakeholders that, after due consideration of all nominations received, the selection of representatives of indigenous and local c ...

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Notification
#1684
2011-04-18

2011 International Day for Biological Diversity: “Forest Biodiversity”

Reference: SCBD/OES/OES/AD/fd/75819 (2011-084)
To: CBD National Focal Points and International Organizations

“Forest Biodiversity”, this year’s theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), provides the unique opportunity to galvanize people throughout the world to directly influence the fate of forests and the diverse life forms that live in them.

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Notification
#1681
2011-04-14
Action by
2011-05-06

Invitation to comment on draft terms of reference for the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative and to nominate candidates for the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/JSH/75785 (2011-081)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, GTI National Focal Points

I am pleased to invite you to provide your comments on the draft terms of reference for the Coordination Mechanism for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI), prepared in response to the report of the tenth meeting of the Coordination Mechanism for the GTI.

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Notification
#1680
2011-04-12
Action by
2011-05-06

Regional Workshop for Central Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, Brazzaville, Congo, 19 - 23 June 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/SK/MAC/75754 (2011-080)
To: CBD Primary National Focal Points of the following countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Relevant organizations.

I am pleased to inform you that, thanks to the financial support provided by Japan and other donors, a regional capacity-building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for Central African countries will be held in Brazzaville, Congo, ...

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Notification
#1678
2011-04-08
Action by
2011-05-18

Nominations for the Latin America – Caribbean Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD-plus ), Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards, 5 – 8 July 2011, Venue: Quito, Ecuador

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/JSt/75541 (2011-078)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Latin America – Caribbean, cc: National Focal Points of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Indigenous and Local Community Organizations; Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests; other Relevant Organizations; SBSTTA Focal Points; CHM Focal Points; POWPA Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a regional consultation and capacity building workshop on biodiversity and indigenous and local community aspects of REDD-plus, including on relevant safeguards, will be held in Quito, Ecuador, from 5 to 8 July 2011. This workshop is being convened by the Secretar ...

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Notification
#1679
2011-04-08
Action by
2011-06-01

Call for Nomination of Experts for Preparing a Report on the Full Assessment of Funding Necessary and Available for the Implementation of the Convention for the Period July 2014 to June 2018

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75697 (2011-079)
To: All National Focal Points under the Convention, and partner organizations

I have the pleasure of referring to the annex of decision X/26, paragraph 4, which states: “Under the authority and with the support of the Conference of the Parties, the Executive Secretary shall contract a team of five experts, with two from developing country Parties, two from developed count ...

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Notification
#1677
2011-04-05
Action by
2011-05-01

REMINDER: Decision X/16 on Technology transfer and cooperation

Reference: (2011-077)
To: CBD National Focal Points; relevant international organizations; research institutions; and stakeholder organizations

The purpose of this Notification is to request your assistance to identify gaps in the work of existing processes and initiatives on technology transfer and cooperation, with a view to fill these gaps and/or promote synergies with a prospective Biodiversity Technology Initiative.

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Notification
#1674
2011-04-04
Action by
2011-04-25

Peer review of the draft report of the meeting of Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on addressing the risks associated with introduction of alien species as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/RH/JSH/75590 (2011-074)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, Relevant International Organizations

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the peer review of the draft report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on addressing the risks associated with introduction of alien species as pets, aquarium and terrarium species, and as live bait and live food, which met from 16 to 18 Feb ...

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Notification
#1675
2011-04-04

Expedited Access to GEF Funding for Revising National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and Submission of Fifth National Report

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75599 (2011-075)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, SBSTTA, ABS, Protected Areas, Clearing-House Mechanism

I am very pleased to bring to your attention the communication addressed to the GEF Operational Focal Points from Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with respect to the expanded and expedited access to GEF funding for enabling a ...

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Notification
#1676
2011-04-04

Expedited GEF Support for the Second National Report on Biosafety

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75600 (2011-076)
To: National Focal Points of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

I am pleased to forward you the communication from Mrs. Monique Barbut, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), with respect to the access to GEF funding for preparing the second national reports on the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafe ...

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Notification
#1669
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-07-31

Submission of information concerning innovative financial mechanisms, pursuant to decision X/3, A, paragraph 8©

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75558 (2011-069)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, relevant organizations and initiatives

I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, A, paragraph 8(c), in which the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties, relevant organizations and initiatives, such as the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Right of Mother Earth, to submit information concerning innovative ...

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Notification
#1670
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-11-30

Submission of information regarding views about the basis upon which targets are to be adopted, pursuant to decision X/3, A, paragraph 10

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75582 (2011-070)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention Biological Diversity

I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, A, paragraph 10, in which the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties to submit, through the Executive Secretary, information to the Working Group on Review of Implementation regarding their views about the basis upon which targets are to be a ...

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Notification
#1671
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-11-30

Submission of views, information and experience on the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, pursuant to decision X/3, B, paragraph 4

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75583 (2011-071)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, and relevant organizations

I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/3, B, paragraph 4, the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties and relevant organizations to submit views, information and experience on the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, and requests the Executive Secretary to prepare ...

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Notification
#1672
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-11-30

Submission of information and views on the further development of programme priorities, pursuant to decision X/24, paragraph 5

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75584 (2011-072)
To: National Focal Points of the Convention, and relevant stakeholders, including indigenous and local communities

I have the pleasure of referring to decision X/24, paragraph 5, the Conference of the Parties “Invites Parties and relevant stakeholders, including indigenous and local communities, to submit information and views on the further development of programme priorities, taking into account the Strate ...

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Notification
#1673
2011-04-01
Action by
2011-04-30

Nomination of Experts for “Expert Group on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development” to meet from November 22-25, 2011 at the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India

Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/ DB/fb/75181 (2011-073)
To: All CBD National Focal Points, Bbilateral development cooperation agencies, multilateral development banks, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, the business sector, civil society, research institutes, indigenous and local communities, and relevant stakeholders

In accordance with decision X/6, paragraphs 14 and 15 of the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP/10) on the integration of Biodiversity into Poverty Eradication and Development, I am pleased to inform you that an Expert Group Meeting on Biodiversity for ...

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Notification
#1667
2011-03-30
Action by
2011-03-31

REMINDER: DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2011: Designation of a Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/AS/74730 (2011-067)
To: CBD National Focal Points and ABS National Focal Points

In decision X/1, paragraph 20, the Conference of the Parties urged Parties to the Convention and other States and regional economic organizations to designate national focal points for the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP), in light of the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol ...

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Notification
#1668
2011-03-30

AHTEG on indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020: selected experts, date & venue, and support processes

Reference: SCBD/JM/RH/75540 (2011-068)
To: CBD National Focal Points, other governments, and relevant organizations

Further to notification 2010-219, I am pleased to share with you the list of selected experts for the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, as contained in the Annex to this notification. The selection, made in consultation with th ...

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Notification
#1665
2011-03-29
Action by
2011-04-15

REMINDER AND EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Programme of Work on Article 8(j) and related provisions: Request for contributions from Parties and stakeholders

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/JS/DM/74443 (2011-065)
To: CBD National Focal Points and Indigenous and Local Communities

The purpose of this notification is to invite Parties and stakeholders to contribute to the implementation of the programme of work on Article 8 (j) and related provisions consistent with relevant decisions of the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

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Notification
#1666
2011-03-29
Action by
2011-04-08

Invitation to the Capacity-building Workshop on Access and Benefit-sharing, 4-5 June 2011, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/75486 (2011-066)
To: CBD Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points and indigenous and local community organizations, cc: Mr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary of the ITPGRFA

In decision X/1, paragraph 13, the Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to provide technical assistance to Parties, subject to the availability of financial resources, with a view to supporting the early ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.

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Notification
#1664
2011-03-24

Release of a Video on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Reference: SCBD/BS/UN/jh/75464 (2011-064)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated), Relevant organizations

In its decision BS-V/13, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) adopted a programme of work on public awareness, education and participation concerning the safe transfer, handl ...

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Notification
#1662
2011-03-23
Action by
2011-04-08

Sub-Regional Workshop for West Africa on Capacity Building for Implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBG/lj/75438 (2011-062)
To: CBD and PoWPA Focal Points1 in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.

In paragraph 7a of decision X/31 on protected areas, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) requested the Executive Secretary to continue to hold regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops, with special attention to element 2 on governance, ...

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Notification
#1663
2011-03-23
Action by
2011-04-05

Regional Workshop for West Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, Dakar, Senegal (22 to 26 May 2011)

Reference: SCBD/ITS/SK/MAC/75408 (2011-063)
To: CBD Primary National Focal Points of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo; Relevant organizations.

I am pleased to inform you that, thanks to the financial support provided by Japan and other donors, a regional capacity-building workshop for the updating and revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) for West African countries will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 2 ...

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Notification
#1659
2011-03-18

February 2011 issue of the Monthly Bulletin of Activities (MBA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/75386 (2011-059)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points, Relevant organizations and partners

The Secretariat is pleased to announce that the February 2011 issue of the Monthly Bulletin of Activities (MBA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity is now available on the CBD website at: http://www.cbd.int/doc/mba/2011/mba-2011-02-en.pdf.

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Notification
#1660
2011-03-18

Global Environment Facility established Trust Fund for Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) on 17 March 2011

Reference: SCBD/ITS/YX/75387 (2011-060)
To: All Focal Points of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocols

I am very pleased to inform you that, at the initiative of Japan, the GEF Council has established, on 17 March 2011, a dedicated Trust Fund for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. The Trust Fund for Na ...

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Notification
#1661
2011-03-18
Action by
2011-07-31

Strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the Convention’s three objectives (Decision X/3)

Reference: SCBD/ITS/RS/fb/75381 (2011-061)
To: CBD National Focal Points, civil–society organizations, international organizations, and relevant stakeholders

At its tenth meeting held in October 2010, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted decision X/3 on the ‘Strategy for resource mobilization in support of the achievement of the Convention’s three objectives’. Decision X/3, paragraph 7, includes ...

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Notification
#1658
2011-03-17
Action by
2011-04-22

Nominations for the Joint meeting of the CBD Bushmeat Liaison Group and the CITES Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group, 6-10 June 2011, Nairobi, Kenya

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/TC/JSt/75287 (2011-058)
To: CBD National Focal Points, cc: Indigenous and Local Community Organizations; Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests; other Relevant Organizations; SBSTTA Focal Points; CHM Focal Points; POWPA Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that a joint meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Bushmeat Liaison Group and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s (CITES) Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 6 ...

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Notification
#1657
2011-03-16

Joint Notification from the Secretariats of the CBD and IPCC regarding Preparations for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JW/ac/75182 (2011-057)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

The present notification is a follow up to notification ref.: SCBD/STTM/JW/ac/74869 (2011-026) sent on 4 February 2011. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has begun preparations for its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). This report will consist of three Working Group Reports and a ...

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Notification
#1655
2011-03-15

Composition of Expert Meeting on the Modalities of Operation of the Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House, Montreal, Canada, 11-14 April 2011

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/75308 (2011-055)
To: CBD Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, ICNP Focal Points, International organizations, indigenous and local community organizations and relevant stakeholders

In accordance with Decision X/1, paragraph 12 and Annex II, the Open-ended Ad-hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing will consider the modalities of operation of the ABS Clearing-House, including reports on its activities, at its first meeting, from ...

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Notification
#1654
2011-03-14

Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Reference: SCBD/BS/CG/jh/75316 (2011-054)
To: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) National Focal Points, CBD National Focal Points (where CPB focal points have not yet been designated)

I am very pleased to inform you that another signing ceremony will take place on 11 May 2011 in New York at the occasion of the High Level Segment of the nineteenth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). Parties who intend to seize this opportunity to sign th ...

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Notification
#1656
2011-03-14
Action by
2011-04-08

Further details regarding the organization of the First meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (ICNP-1), Montreal, Canada, 6-10 June 2011

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/75315 (2011-056)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS National Focal Points and ICNP National Focal Points

In accordance with decision X/1, the first meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP-1) is to be held from 6 to 10 June 2011 and is to be preceded by a one-day meeting to elect its Bureau and agree on other organizational matters.

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Notification
#1652
2011-03-11

Signing Ceremony for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing, 11 May 2011, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/75307 (2011-052)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, and ICNP Focal Points

Following the opening for signature of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization on 2 February 2011, I am pleased to inform you that the following six countries have signed: Colombia, Yemen, Algeria, Brazil, M ...

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Notification
#1653
2011-03-11
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2011-05-01

Nominations for the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing and the Co-Chair of the Committee

Reference: SCBD/ABS/VN/SG/75309 (2011-053)
To: CBD National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points and ICNP Focal Points

Reference is made to notification 2010-224 sent on 21 December 2011 regarding the nomination of members for the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol.

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