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2019

2019-10-17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2019: Acting Together to Achieving the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity will ensure that the children of today and tomorrow, along with their families and communities, can enjoy the benefits of nature and escape the trap of poverty and environmental degradation.
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2019-10-15This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. It is a reminder that without healthy nature and biodiversity, we cannot have quality nutrition, and without quality nutrition we cannot have good health.
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2019-10-15Rural women are an indisputable force behind efforts to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity all over the world, and as such they are critical players in building climate resilience.
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2019-10-11Democratic People's Republic of Korea acceded to the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 1 October 2019.
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2019-10-11Migratory birds are a critical link in the global web of life, that not only capture our imagination but connect different ecosystems and species.
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2019-10-03France ratified the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 1 October 2019.
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2019-09-27This year’s World Tourism Day theme, ‘Tourism and jobs: A better future for all’, serves to highlight the critical role tourism, and ultimately nature, plays in job creation.
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2019-09-20The film highlights the importance of nature in tackling climate change, calling for the need to protect, restore and fund nature and mobilizing attention to scale nature-based solutions.
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2019-09-19Two major pieces of research reveal the clear and present danger biodiversity loss and climate change pose to the health, security and well-being of humanity.
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2019-09-09Croatia acceded to the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 6 September 2019.
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2019-09-05"Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth" is set to frame next year’s UN Biodiversity Conference, to be held in October in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.
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2019-09-02Following a summer of dramatic heat waves and forest fires, and close on the heels of a landmark scientific report charting an unprecedented decline in nature, the global community came together from 27-30 August in Nairobi to deliberate over an appropriate response.
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2019-08-30Statement by Ms. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, at the closing of the first meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Nairobi, 30 August 2019
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2019-08-27Statement by Ms. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, at the opening of the first meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Nairobi, August 27, 2019
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2019-08-26Government officials, experts and activists from around the world gather in Nairobi this week to open talks on a global agreement to safeguard life on Earth, in all its forms. The 27-30 August meeting marks the official start of negotiations toward a new global framework for biodiversity.
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2019-08-22In 1992, at the landmark Rio Earth Summit, the international community, in its wisdom, created three interrelated conventions to safeguard the future of the planet, all peoples, and indeed all life on earth: the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD).
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2019-08-06Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, UN Assistant Secretary-General, on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
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2019-08-02Report of the co-chairs of the ninth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, Trondheim, Norway, 2-5 July 2019
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2019-07-19Biodiversity_Next Conference on bio- and geodiversity data (20 – 21 October Pre-Conference, 22 – 25 October Main Conference) in Leiden, the Netherlands. Participation grant for biodiversity scientists, infrastructure operators, data managers and policy makers from African countries.
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2019-07-11Presentation by Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of UN Biodiversity Convention, for EU Environmental ministerial, Helsinki, Finland, July 11 2019
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2019-07-02Opening Statement, Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, 9th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, 2 - 5 July 2019
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2019-06-10$180 million DNA 'barcode' project aims to discover 2 million new species
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2019-06-06Message from the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, on the occasion of the World Oceans Day, 8 June 2019: “Gender and the Ocean”.
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2019-06-04Message from the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Paşca-Palmer, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, 5 June 2019: “Beat Air Pollution”.
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2019-05-24Young people from around the world are encouraged to submit videos for the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition showcasing positive solutions on three themes: Nature-based Solutions for Food and Human Health; Cities and Local Action to Combat Climate Change; and Nature-Based Solutions to balance the use of land for people and ecosystems.
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