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Contribution of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the ten-year review of progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
The Conference of the Parties,
Recognizing the importance of the forthcoming ten-year review of progress achieved in the implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, scheduled for the year 2002,
1. Welcomes General Assembly resolution 54/218, in which the General Assembly, inter alia, invited the secretariat of the Convention to provide reports on how its activities are contributing to the implementation of Agenda 21 and the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, for the consideration of the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session,
2. Also welcomes the invitation of the Commission on Sustainable Development extended to secretariats of UNCED-related conventions to support preparatory activities of the ten-year review, and to review and assess their respective programmes of work since United Nations Conference on Environment and Development;
3. Requests the Executive Secretary to support such preparatory activities and, in particular, to report to the Commission on Sustainable Development on progress made in the implementation of the Convention;
4. Encourages Parties, Governments and countries to highlight and emphasize biological diversity considerations in their contributions to the ten-year review