Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative

Welcome

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged to make 2017 a year for peace: “Let us resolve to put peace first. Let us make 2017 a year in which we all – citizens, governments, leaders – strive to overcome our differences. From solidarity and compassion in our daily lives, to dialogue and respect across political divides… From ceasefires on the battlefield, to compromise at the negotiating table to reach political solutions…Peace must be our goal and our guide. (...) I appeal to you all to join me in committing to peace, today and every day. Let us make 2017 a year for peace.” Appeal for peace from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

“Peace, development and environmental protection are interdependent and indivisible.” The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Principle 25.

The Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative (PBDI) promotes transboundary cooperation in protected areas globally. Through the PBDI, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity can share knowledge and best practices in transboundary cooperation. They may also wish to strengthen existing cooperation mechanisms or develop new ones with the facilitation of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and many partners with expertise in this regard.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme