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Press Release
#123093
2019-11-22

Governments and representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities outline recommendations for increasing their future participation in the UN Biodiversity Convention within the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

22 November 2019 – Delegates to the eleventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (11WG8J) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed on a set of recommendations for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Review of Implementation reg ...

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#115570
2017-12-16

Governments agree on the contribution of traditional knowledge to global biodiversity policy

16 DECEMBER 2017 – Delegates to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed on a set of recommendations related to the contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities to the Convention ...

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#115553
2017-12-12

Governments and indigenous peoples meet to discuss contribution of traditional knowledge and their collective actions to global biodiversity policy

12 DECEMBER 2017 – Following traditional blessings by Elders of the local Mohawk Community of Kahnawake, delegates to the tenth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity will begin discussions on a number of im ...

Press Release
#110644
2016-10-29

1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity promotes strengthening links between biological and cultural diversity

29 OCTOBER 2016 – The 1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity, held from 27-29 October in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, produced a regional Declaration on Biocultural Diversity and an annex of practical actions that can be taken at different levels to strengthen the links between ...

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#105877
2015-10-30

Governments and indigenous peoples developing guidelines to strengthen protection and use of traditional knowledge for biodiversity conservation

Montreal, 30 October 2015 – With traditional blessings by the Elders of the local Mohawk Community of Kahnawake setting the scene, governments, indigenous peoples and local communities from around the world will meet in Montreal, Canada, next week to develop guidelines that will assist Parties a ...

Press Release
#95937
2013-10-12

Biodiversity meeting affirms key role of traditional knowledge in implementing UN biodiversity convention

Montreal, 12 October 2013 – Governments and indigenous and local communities at the Eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions, held in Montreal, Canada, have reaffirmed the need to recognize and integrate traditional knowledge systems of indigen ...

Press Release
#83373
2011-11-01

Indigenous and local communities meet with governments to discuss traditional knowledge and the implementation of the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Montreal, 1 November 2011— Representatives of indigenous and local communities from around the world are meeting side by side with delegates from Governments for this week in Montreal to discuss ways to integrate traditional knowledge related to biodiversity protection into the global Strategic ...

Press Release
#70776
2010-06-11

International Conference Discusses the Value of Biodiversity for Economic and Cultural Life

Montreal, 11 June 2010 – Representatives of business, government, civil society and indigenous and local communities gathered in Montreal this week to discuss the intrinsic value of biodiversity to our economies, our cultures and our social lives.

Press Release
#64762
2009-10-30

The Role of Indigenous and Local Communities in Protecting Life on Earth

Montreal, 30 October 2009 – Constituting a relatively small portion of the world’s 6.3 billion people, indigenous and local communities represent the largest portion of linguistic and cultural diversity on Earth and their traditional lands and waters overwhelmingly contain the greatest remaining ...

Press Release
#38521
2007-09-18

CBD Secretariat Hosts Meeting of the Inter Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues (IASG) Days after Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the UN General Assembly

Montreal 18 September 2007 - Shortly after midday on Thursday, 13 September 2007, after more than two decades of preparation, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A few days later, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Divers ...

Press Release
#32521
2007-05-07

Advisory Group for Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity Concludes Four Day Meeting in Montreal

The second meeting of the Advisory Group for Article 8(j) was held in Montreal from 30 April to 3 May 2007. The Group included 20 participants from indigenous and local communities from all over the world. Representatives of Brazil and Germany, in their capacity as Presidents of the eight and ...

Press Release
#24018
2006-08-09

The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Hails the Day Of the World’s Indigneous Peoples.

The yearly celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, on 9 August, 2006, is a unique occasion to assess the progressive steps taken by the international community towards effective recognition and enjoyment of the rights of indigenous peoples and towards greater unde ...

Press Release
#24218
2006-07-06

The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Welcomes the Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of Convention on Biological Diversity has welcomed the recent adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Council, of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “This is of great significance and will give added impetus to the implementation of ...

Press Release
#18790
2006-01-10

Indigenous and local communities have important role to play in implementation of Biodiversity Convention: Ahmed Djoghlaf

Montreal – 10 January 2006. Stressing the role of traditional knowledge and the practices of indigenous and local communities in biodiversity conservation, Ahmed Djoghlaf, the Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, reiterated the importance of the participation of indige ...

Press Release
#6390
2003-12-03

United Nations meeting showcases the importance of preservation of traditional knowledge of indigenous and local communities

Montreal, December 3, 2003 - On the morning of 8 December, a traditional Mohawk ceremony will signal the opening of the Third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working group on Article 8(j) of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which will bring together more than 300 delegates representing g ...

Press Release
#6227
2002-01-30

Biodiversity meeting seeks ways to preserve traditional knowledge

Montreal, 30 January 2002 – Hundreds of delegates from the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 182 Parties, other Governments, indigenous and local community organizations and various institutions are gathering in Montreal from 4 to 8 February to explore how indigenous and local communities kno ...

Press Release
#6220
2000-03-27

How to protect traditional knowledge while promoting its wider use?

Experts to recommend modalities for how to preserve and apply the knowledge of indigenous and local communities in the implementation process of the Convention on Biological Diversity

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