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SBSTTA Recommendation

. Global Biodiversity Outlook

Global Biodiversity Outlook

In view of the need for a large dissemination of scientific and technical information relevant to the conservation and the sustainable use of biological diversity;

In view also of the importance of scientific and technical research in achieving the goals and objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity;

The first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), held in Paris from 4 to 8 September, recommends that the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 6 to 17 November 1995, consider:

1. Requesting the Secretariat to prepare, under the guidance of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties and the SBSTTA, a periodic report on biological diversity. Such a report, which may also reflect the views of the scientific community, may include, inter alia:

(a) A brief summary of the status and trends of biological diversity at global and regional level;

(b) An analysis of the global and regional trends in the implementation of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources;

(c) A summary of the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level on the basis of the information contained in national reports to be submitted by Parties in accordance with Article 26 of the Convention;

(d) An overview of the cooperation with other biological-diversity-related conventions and intergovernmental processes; and

(e) A presentation on the implementation of the decisions of the Conference of the Parties and the recommendations adopted by the SBSTTA.

2. The implications of this proposal in terms of financial and human resources in relation to other tasks to be fulfilled by the Secretariat.