Notification 2018-057

Seminar on transformational change for the biodiversity agenda

Dear Madam/Sir, In notification 2018-043 ( ) circulated on 27 April 2018, Parties and observers participating in the twenty-second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 22) and the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 2) were invited to participate in a half-day seminar on 8 July 2018, from 10 a. m. to 1 p.m., at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Conference Room 3, prior to the opening of SBI 2. Building on the two Executive Summary reports of the Bogis-Bossey Dialogues on Biodiversity (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/21/INF/19 and UNEP/CBD/SBI/2/35), this seminar provides an opportunity for a wider group of participants from all Parties and observers to share insights on issues addressed at these dialogues. The seminar seeks to present and exchange views, while contributing to discussions relating to the lead-up to 2020 and preparations for the post-2020 period. The seminar also responds, in part, to SBSTTA recommendation XXI/1 in which the Executive Secretary was requested to make provisions for sound analytical work when preparing proposals for the process of developing a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. To prepare for the seminar, background documents, including information document UNEP/CBD/ SBI/2/INF/26, and numerous presentations from the first and second Bogis-Bossey Dialogues are accessible on the Convention's website ( A concept note with further details is also enclosed. In view of the forthcoming discussions leading to COP 14 and COP 15, I take this opportunity to remind representatives from Parties and observers, who wish to participate in the seminar, to inform the Secretariat by e-mail at: or by fax at: +1 (514) 288-6588, by 2 July 2018. Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Executive Secretary

To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, CPB Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, United Nations organizations, non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities organizations, business organizations, educational organizations


Action required by 2018-07-02

Subject(s): Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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