Given the COVID-19 pandemic related delays in the scheduling of SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3—physical meetings will be held in the first quarter of 2021, conditions allowing—this series of special virtual sessions will facilitate preparations for the meetings of the subsidiary bodies. The further aim of these sessions is to help maintain momentum ahead of the UN Biodiversity Summit and towards COP 15.
The special sessions provide opportunities for the presentation of information and for statements by Parties and observers. No decisions or formal recommendations will be made at the special sessions. Interpretation will be provided in all UN languages.
The programme of the special virtual sessions will include:
As per the practice for meetings of the subsidiary bodies, the designation of representatives to participate in the above sessions should be addressed to the CBD Executive Secretary through an official letter of nomination. The letter should clearly indicate which session or sessions they wish to take part. Please send the nomination letter by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at +1 514-288-6588, as soon as possible but no later than 11 September 2020.
As new information becomes available, including meeting platform and connection details for each session, and other background documentation, this webpage will be updated.