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2014

2014-04-14Opening Remarks of the Executive Secretary Mr. Dias on the Occasion of the Third Meeting of the High-Level Panel of the Second Phase of the High-Level Panel on the Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020
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2014-04-10In preparation of a major international biodiversity conference in October 2014, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are currently submitting their fifth national reports that will enable a global assessment of progress made towards the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed by the global community in 2010 as part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
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2014-04-09Introductory Remarks by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, to the Dialogue Seminar on Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance, Quito, Ecuador, 9 April 2014
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2014-04-09Articles are presently being sought from members of civil society (including NGOs, social movements, indigenous organizations and representatives, local communities) for the ninth issue of the CBD newsletter for civil society, [square brackets], being prepared to coincide with the Eighteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 18), being held 23-28 June 2014 in Montreal, Canada.
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2014-04-08While 87% of consumers surveyed worldwide want companies to adopt sourcing policies that respect biodiversity, only 27% of the top 100 beauty and personal care companies actually mention biodiversity on their websites or in their corporate sociability reports, according to the newly launched 2014 Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) Biodiversity Barometer.
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2014-04-07Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the Mediterranean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, Málaga, Spain, 7 – 11 April 2014
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2014-04-04CABI Video -The Green Invasion - Destroying Livelihoods in Africa
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2014-04-04Pest Risk Analysis web resources by IPPC Capacity Development Committee et al.(
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2014-04-04Statement of the CBD Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, on the occasion of the World Health Day, 7 April 2014
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2014-04-01Statement by the CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the United Nations Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to Study Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction, 1 – 4 April 2014, UNHQ, New York
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2014-03-31Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Capacity-Building Workshop on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, Minsk, Belarus, 31 March – 4 April 2014
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2014-03-26The Report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Socioeconomic Considerations is now available.
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2014-03-24Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the North-West Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, Montreal, Canada, 24 – 28 March 2014
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2014-03-21As the world community works to address the growing need for water and energy, and develops an integrated framework of Sustainable Development Goals, let us work together and ensure that water, biodiversity and energy are used sustainably, to help us build the future we want.
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2014-03-20As we celebrate the theme of this year's International Day of Forests, "Forests for Sustainable Development", I encourage countries to assess the status of their natural forest capital and the socio-economic contributions that forests provide to society at large.
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2014-03-13The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced a web application, WAHIS-Wild Interface, which contains information on non OIE-listed diseases of wild animals, collected annually on a voluntary basis by the Member Countries.
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2014-03-11Resource kit for invasive plant management produced by the Pacific Invasives Initiative is available for the public
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2014-03-07Montreal, 7 March 2014 – South Sudan deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 17 February 2014, thus becoming the 194th Party to the global treaty on biodiversity and sustainable development. With this accession, the CBD will enter into force for South Sudan on 18 May 2014.
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2014-03-07Montreal, 7 March 2014 – Iraq deposited its instrument of accession to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 3 March 2014 and will become the 167th Party to the Cartagena Protocol on 1 June 2014.
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2014-03-03The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) welcomes the United Nations General Assembly decision to proclaim 3 March as World Wildlife Day, as a means of celebrating the importance of the world’s flora and fauna, strengthening efforts to conserve biodiversity and stepping up the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife.
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2014-03-03Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the Arctic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, Helsinki, Finland, 3 – 7 March 2014
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2014-02-28Message of the CBD Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, on the occasion of World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2014
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2014-02-28Nominations are now invited for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014, a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Prize honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
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2014-02-28Bringing international recognition and a substantial monetary prize to three outstanding individuals, nominations are now invited for The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014. The call for nominations remains open from 1 March to 31 May 2014.
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2014-02-28Governments have established firm foundations for the operation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing of Genetic Resources, contributing to the momentum towards entry into force and setting the agenda for the first meeting of its governing body, expected to take place in October 2014.
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