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2016

2016-12-05I am honoured to have this opportunity to address you on the occasion of the visit of His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico at this United Nations Biodiversity Conference, in Cancun, Mexico, 2016. I would like to reiterate my thanks to Mexico for the tremendous efforts they have undertaken in planning and hosting this Conference. I also thank the Province of Quintana Roo and the City of Cancun for the warm hospitality we have received.
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2016-12-05With the aim of raising public awareness about the importance of biodiversity, a documentary detailing what it is like to spend four weeks over two summers exploring the biodiversity of the Grand Lake protected natural area in the Canadian province of New Brunswick will be shown during the UN Biodiversity Conference[1], in Cancun, Mexico.
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2016-12-04I am pleased to welcome you all to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol, and the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol, here in Cancun, Mexico.
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2016-12-04Biosafety Technical Series 04: Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms and Monitoring in the Context of Risk Assessment
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2016-12-04Ministers from around the world committed to working together to save biodiversity and take urgent action to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and backed this with a host of specific commitments.
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2016-12-03Statement by CBD Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, at the Closing of the High-Level Segment of the 2016 United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 3 December 2016
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2016-12-02Opening Remarks by CBD Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, to the High-Level Segment of the 2016 United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2 December 2016
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2016-12-02Immediately prior to the UN Biodiversity Conference, and in parallel with the High-Level Segment, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of Mexico are hosting the 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum in Cancun, Mexico, from 2-3 December 2016.
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2016-12-01At a critical meeting opening tomorrow, the United Nations will call on decision makers from more than 190 countries to step up efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and protect the ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people.
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2016-12-01United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultation with the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, announced the appointment of Cristiana Paşca Palmer of Romania as Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Ms. Paşca Palmer will succeed Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias of Brazil, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his continued commitment and contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity in his capacity as Executive Secretary.
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2016-11-29Governments, non-governmental organizations and local communities have taken up the Honolulu Challenge and agreed to take bold actions to counter invasive alien species that harm biodiversity.
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2016-11-10Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the occasion of the Fifty-Second Session of the International Tropical Timber Council and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 10 November 2016, Yokohama, Japan
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2016-10-31Statement of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the occasion of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative / Pacific Ocean Alliance Regional Workshop for the Pacific Islands, 31 October to 4 November 2016, Apia, Samoa
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2016-10-31By 2050, an estimated 6.3 billion people will inhabit the world’s towns and cities – an increase of 3.5 billion from 2010.
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2016-10-31The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published a detailed assessment of the implications of using climate geoengineering to limit global warming.
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2016-10-31The winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016 have today been announced.
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2016-10-29The 1st Asian Conference on Biocultural Diversity, held from 27-29 October in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, produced a regional Declaration on Biocultural Diversity and an annex of practical actions that can be taken at different levels to strengthen the links between biological and cultural diversity for a sustainable future living in harmony with nature.
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2016-10-26The Mexican Alliance for Biodiversity and Business, with the aim of promoting the protection, conservation and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems, was launched 17 October 2016 in Mexico City.
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2016-10-17A webinar entitled "Integrating Biosafety into NBSAPs and Other Conservation Planning Tools" took place on 25 October 2016 at 9:00 EDT
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2016-10-14This week marks the two-year anniversary of the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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2016-10-14The world is facing profound challenges to meet the future needs for food of a growing population.
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2016-10-10I am honoured to address the second committee of the UN General Assembly under your chairmanship.
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2016-10-03With Swaziland’s accession on 21 September 2016, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety needs only four more ratifications to enter into force.
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2016-09-28We gather here to reflect on the impact of the Holy Father’s Encyclical – on Care for our Common Home.
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2016-09-26It is my great pleasure to open this important meeting, the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fisheries Bodies on Accelerating Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
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