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2018

2018-11-18The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference[1] opened yesterday in the seaside town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt with an opening ceremony that included an address from President of Egypt, H.E. Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, who emphasized the crucial importance of the meeting for Egypt, and for global efforts for sustainable development.
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2018-11-17Opening statement by Ms. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference, 17 November 2018, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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2018-11-08The global community will lay the groundwork for action over the next few decades to protect biodiversity and nature at the 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference, scheduled to take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from 17 to 29 November 2018.
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2018-10-31The toolkit on communication, education and public awareness (CEPA) including considerations for access and benefi¬t-sharing (ABS) in English is now available online. The publication in the other official UN languages will be available soon.
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2018-08-02Germany has published the first report on the utilization of genetic resources through the Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) Clearing-House by issuing a checkpoint communiqué concerning research on ants from South Africa. This was rapidly followed by checkpoint communiqués from Malta and Qatar.
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2018-07-24New animated video clip explains monitoring the utilization of genetic resources through the ABS Clearing-House, including the role of competent national authorities, checkpoints and checkpoint communiques. The video was produced by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative in cooperation with the CBD.
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2018-07-18Inspired by discussions on the possibilities of transformational change, a keynote address by Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, and a celebration of indigenous culture, more than 1,000 delegates from around the world concluded two critical meetings of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada.
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2018-07-09A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) geared towards enhancing cooperation between the Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was signed today on the margins of the second meeting of CBD’s Subsidiary Body on Implementation, being held in Montreal, Canada.
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