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Press Release
#26917
2006-11-10

Tunisia donates mosaic to the Museum of Nature and Culture of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Montreal, 10 November 2006 - In a gesture of support for a sustainable future, based on a respect for biological diversity and cultural diversity, the President of Tunisia, H.E. Mr. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, has graciously donated a beautifully crafted mosaic reflecting the biological wealth of a ...

Press Release
#27024
2006-11-13

Framework for South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity: Outcome of the Brainstorming Meeting– Montreal 6–8 November 2006

Montreal – 13 November 2006: The 24 experts who participated in the Brainstorming Meeting on South-South Cooperation (SSC) on Biodiversity in Montreal from 6-8 November 2006 laid the groundwork for a plan of action to enhance the capacity of developing countries.<br><br><table width=120> <tr><b> ...

Notification
#819
2006-11-15

Report of the brainstorming meeting on South-South cooperation on biodiversity (Montreal, Canada, 6-8 November 2006).

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/56554 (2006-119)
To: CBD National Focal Points

The Secretariat is very pleased to announce that the English version of the report of the brainstorming meeting on South-South cooperation for the implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, which was convened in Montreal on 6-8 November 2006 in partnership ...

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Press Release
#27244
2006-11-20

India Donates Art to the CBD Museum of Nature and Culture; and Releases its Third National Report to the Convention

New Delhi, 20 November 2006 – Befitting his country’s unique and rich cultural and biological diversity, the Honourable Thiru A. Raja, Minister of Environment and Forests of the Government of India, presented a marble vase to the Museum of Nature and Culture of the Convention on Biological Diver ...

Notification
#823
2006-12-01

Report on the Activities of the SCBD in 2006.

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/56748 (2006-123)
To: CBD and CPB National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the report on the activities of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity for year 2006 is available on the CBD website at: <a href='http://www.biodiv.org/secretariat/activities.shtml'>http://www.biodiv.org/secretariat/activities.shtml</a>. This re ...

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Web Announcement
#28060
2006-12-09

Statement of the Executive Secretary at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Tunisia, 9 December 2006, Tunis. (in French).

<br>(View also <a href='/doc/speech/2006/sp-2006-12-09-tunisia-ar.pdf'>in Arabic</a>.)

Notification
#841
2007-01-19

Quarterly Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/57190 (2007-009)
To: CBD/CPB National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the Quarterly Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been prepared in accordance with Decision IV/17, and contains a summary of key activities regarding the implementation of decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD for the period ...

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Notification
#845
2007-01-25

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions on the CBD.

Reference: SCBD/SEL/OJ/LB/57090 (2007-013)
To: CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you, that the sixty-first session of the United Nations General Assembly, adopted Resolution 61/204 on 20 December 2006, entitled "Convention on Biological Diversity". The final version of the resolution is attached for ease of reference.<br>(View also <a href='/doc/notifi ...

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Notification
#846
2007-01-29

Potsdam recommendations on the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/AR/ab/57233 (2007-014)
To: CBD, CPB and SBSTTA National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the report of the International Workshop of Eminent Experts organized by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and held in Potsdam, Germany, on 13 - 15 December 2006, on the preparation for the ninth meeting of the Con ...

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Web Announcement
#29449
2007-02-05
Press Release
#29448
2007-02-05

Indian Government Officials Visit the CBD Secretariat

A delegation of officials from the Indian Government paid a visit to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity on 1-2 February. Led by Mr. G. Balachandhran, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the delegation included Dr. Manoranjan Hota Additional Directo ...

Press Release
#29498
2007-02-06

Sharing with the World the New Zealand Experience in Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity

At the invitation of Rt Hon Winston Peters, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, paid an official visit to New Zealand from 29 to 31 January 2007.

Statement
#29565
2007-02-06

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Ministerial Panel Discussion on Globalization and the Environment at the Twenty-fourth Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-24/GMEF), Nairobi, 6 February 2007

Introduced in the early years of the European settlement as a stock for the fur industry, the Brushtail Possum has become today a major environmental, economic and cultural threat to New Zealand. At the kind invitation of the Honorable Winston Peter, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, I had the ...

Statement
#29566
2007-02-07

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Ministerial Panel Discussion on United Nations Reform at the Twenty-Fourth Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-24/GMEF), Nairobi, 7 February 2007

In 1945, in San Francisco, the United Nations Organization was established in response to people’s cry for international peace and security in the aftermath of the most devastating war waged by humanity against itself. It was also established based on the strong conviction of its founders tha ...

Statement
#29568
2007-02-07

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Meeting of the Network of Women Ministers of Environment, Nairobi, 7 February 2007

In the majority of countries, the survival of women, their well-being and empowerment depend on biodiversity. For women in developing countries, in particular in the least developed countries, their survival, and that of their households and communities, depends on access and control to natural ...

Statement
#29567
2007-02-07

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the Twenty-Fourth Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-24/GMEF), Nairobi, 7 February 2007

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment called for unprecedented efforts to achieve the 2010 biodiversity target. The 4,000 participants, including 95 ministers, who attended the eight meeting of the Conference of the Parties, held in Curitiba in March 2006, responded to this call for urgent action ...

Notification
#863
2007-03-12

Convention on Biological Diversity: Year in Review 2006.

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/moc/57644 (2007-031)
To: CBD National Focal Points

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the electronic version of the publication Convention on Biological Diversity: Year in Review 2006 is now accessible at the Secretariat’s website at: <a href='/doc/reports/cbd-report-2006-en.pdf'>http://www.biodiv.org/doc/reports/cbd-report-2006-en.pd ...

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Statement
#31892
2007-04-19

Statement delivered by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Workshop Ottawa, Canada, 19th April, 2007

By awarding in 2004 for the first time in its history the Nobel Peace Prize to Prof. Wangari Maathai, a well-know Kenyan environmental activist, the Nobel Committee has recognized the security component of the environment. At this historical occasion Mr Ole Danholt Mojs, the chairman of this p ...

Statement
#31898
2007-04-19

Address by Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to the Research Workshop of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Ottawa, Canada, 19 April 2007

It’s a great honor to join you today and to be given the opportunity to address this important gathering of distinguished scholars from all over the world to discuss the conceptualization and planning of future research to be undertaken in the field of environmental law.

Statement
#32236
2007-05-01

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to theExpert Panel on International Environmental Governance, New York, 1 May 2007

The United Nations Organization was established in San Francisco on 24 October 1945, in the aftermath of the most devastating war waged by humanity against itself, in response to people’s cry for international peace and security. It was established based on the strong conviction that multilater ...

Notification
#885
2007-05-04

International Day for Biological Diversity

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ab/58264 (2007-053)
To: All CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that thanks to the generous financial support from the Government of Norway and in collaboration with TVE and UNEP, the video on "biodiversity and climate change" is now available in English, French and Spanish on the Secretariat’s website, and can be downloaded at the ...

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Statement
#32523
2007-05-08

Statement by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the BIO International Convention , Boston, United States of America, 8 May, 2007

Here in Boston at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, paint that can kill influenza viruses and wipe out 99% of bacteria is being tested and could be used very soon in the hospitals. The same institute, in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, has developed a nano liquid that c ...

Notification
#899
2007-06-07

Official SCBD travel agent selected following transparent competitive bidding process.

Reference: SCBD/RMCS/MR-H/58729 (2007-067)
To: CBD National Focal Points

Following a recommendation of the 2006 Audit Report, the Secretariat initiated in July 2006, a transparent bidding process for the selection of its official travel agent. Six international companies submitted their offer. I am pleased to inform you that the selection committee comprising represe ...

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Press Release
#34410
2007-06-22

Visit of High Level Delegation of the United Kingdom to the Secretariat of the CBD

A High level delegation of British government officials visited the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 21 and 22 June 2007. The delegation from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) comprised Mr. Martin Brasher, Deputy Director, Wildlife Habit ...

Press Release
#34411
2007-06-22

New National Focal Point for Canada, Ms. Pat Dolan, visits Secretariat

A delegation from the Government of Canada, including the new Primary National Focal Point to the Convention, Ms. Pat Dolan, and the SBSTTA focal point, Dr. Ole Hendrickson, paid a visit to the Secretariat today.

Notification
#926
2007-07-25

Quarterly Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/ 59380 (2007-094)
To: CBD/CPB National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that the Quarterly Report of the Convention covering the period from 1 April to 30 June 2007 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 summary of key activities ...

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Press Release
#39873
2007-10-18

Secretariat Marks International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by Standing Up in Solidarity with the United Nations and the World

In solidarity with the millions of people in the world suffering from poverty and in response to the call of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, “To Stand Up and Speak out”, the 350 participants attending the fifth meeting of Ad Hoc Working Group on Article 8(j) and Rel ...

Notification
#958
2007-10-23

Interim arrangements for the allocation of funding for facilitating participation of Parties in the Convention process and its Biosafety Protocol

Reference: SCBD/RMCS/MR-H/57059 (2007-126)
To: CBD National Focal Points

As a follow up of the Notification dated 9 January 2007, referenced SCBD/SEL/OJ/57059 (2007-002), forwarding the interim arrangements for the allocation of funding for facilitating participation of Parties in the Convention and its Biosafety Protocol, adopted by the Bureau at its meeting held on ...

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Notification
#960
2007-10-23

Notification

Reference: SCBD/OES/AD/moc/60474 (2007-128)
To: all CBD National Focal Points

I am pleased to inform you that Minutes of the third and fourth meetings of the COP8 Bureau, which were held in Montreal at the headquarters of the Secretariat on 7 and 14 October 2007, respectively, are available at the Convention website: <br> <a href='/doc/meetings/cop-bureau/cop-bur-2007/co ...

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