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Philippines President hosts South-East Asian launch of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

Montreal 30 May 2011— The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity has been launched in South-East Asia by the President of the Philippines, Benigno S. Aquino III, who also issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring a National Decade. The event took place on 30 May 2011 at the Malacanang Palace with the participation of diplomats from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam; high-level government officials; and representatives of media, conservation organizations and the business community.

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