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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 ...

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 ...

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
#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 ...

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
#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
#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
#6417
2003-10-16

Statement by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly

Mr. Zedan’s Statement briefly describes the activities of the CBD during the past twelve months and the challenges that lie before the Convention, including "what is perhaps the most fundamental … how to achieve the internationally agreed target of reducing the current rate of biodiversity loss ...

Statement
#6414
2003-10-08

Message of the Convention on Biological Diversity to the International Wildland Fire Summit

Hamdallah Zedan, Executive Secretary of the CBD, congratulates the organizers of the Summit, stating: "as the effects of uncontrolled fires are likely to transcend political boundaries, international and regional co-operation in sharing information to promote more effective fire management that ...

Statement
#6301
2003-09-05

Eighteen Global Biodiversity Forum: Biodiversity, Trade and Sustainable Development

Statement by Mr. Markus Lehmann on behalf of Dr. Hamdallah Zedan, Executive Secretary<br>Cancun Mexico, 5 - September 2003

Statement
#6295
2003-03-12

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