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WGRI 4 Recommendations

WGRI 4 Recommendation 4/8

4/8.Multi-Year Plan of Action for South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development

The Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention recommends that the Conference of the Parties at its eleventh meeting adopts a decision along the following lines:
The Conference of the Parties,
Recalling its decision X/23, in which it welcomed the Multi-Year Plan of Action for South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development as adopted by the Group of 77 and China at the South South Cooperation Forum held on 17 October 2010,
Welcoming the outcomes of the third expert meeting on South-South Cooperation, hosted by the Republic of Korea through its National Institute of Biological Resources from 18 to 20 May 2011,
Recognizing that South-South cooperation, complemented and supported by North South and triangular cooperation, are important contributions to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020,
1.Encourages Parties, other Governments, relevant organizations and other stakeholders to implement the Multi-Year Plan of Action for South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development in the context of nationally determined priorities, capacities and needs;
2.Reiterates its invitation in paragraph 7 of decision X/23 to the Global Environment Facility to consider establishing a South-South biodiversity cooperation trust fund for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 [including the Multi-Year Plan of Action on South-South cooperation on Biodiversity for Development] based on voluntary contributions; and welcomes ongoing discussions on this matter;
3.Recalling paragraph 5 of decision X/23, requests the Executive Secretary to promote South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation as part of a coherent, consistent and coordinated approach to technical and scientific cooperation and information exchange.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme