Notification 2018-084

Regional Consultation Workshop on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for Asia and the Pacific, 28-31 January 2019 - Nagoya, Japan

Dear Madam/Sir, I am pleased to invite Parties and relevant regional organizations from countries in Asia and the Pacific Region, to participate in the Regional Consultation Workshop on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for Asia and the Pacific to be held from 28 January to 31 January 2019, in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The workshop is being convened by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. The organization of this workshop is being financially supported by the Government of Japan, through the Japan Biodiversity Fund, and the venue will be provided by the Aichi Prefectural Government. As you are aware, the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation took note of the proposed preparatory process for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in follow-up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (https://www.cbd.int/doc/recommendations/sbi-02/sbi-02-rec-19-en.pdf). This workshop is envisaged as part of the preparation process for the post-2020 framework which is expected to be approved by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting. The workshop will be conducted in English. In light of the above, I am pleased to invite you to nominate one representative of your Government to participate in this workshop. The Secretariat will be in a position to finance the participation of one representative from each Party eligible for funding. Relevant regional organizations are invited to nominate one representative to participate in this workshop. Nominations must include an official letter addressed to the Executive Secretary, signed by the National Focal Point or the Head of the Organization, indicating the name and full contact details of the nominees. All nomination letters must be received, as soon as possible but no later than 23 November 2018 (scanned and attached to an e-mail addressed to secretariat@cbd.int; or faxed to +1 (514) 288-6588). I thank you for your cooperation in this matter and your continued support for the work of the Convention. Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Executive Secretary

To: CBD National Focal Points of: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic,, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam and Yemen.

2018-10-25

Action required by 2018-11-23

Subject(s): Strategic Plan 2011-2020

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