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2017

2017-06-07
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Kuwait will become the 100th party to the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity
7 June 2017 – On the 5th of June 2017, Kuwait ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, an agreement under the Convention on Biological Diversity, bringing the total number of ratifications to 100.
2017-06-05
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Global marine protected area target of 10% to be achieved by 2020
5 June 2017 – With recent commitments made by governments around the globe, the world is on track to protect over 10% of the globe’s marine areas by 2020, announced Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
2017-05-22
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Japan ratifies 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
22 May 2017 – On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, Japan became the latest country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, bringing the total number of ratifications to 99.
2017-05-22
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International Biodiversity Day 2017 celebrated under theme of “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”
22 May 2017 – In today’s global celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity, under the theme of ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’, people are examing the positive but also potentially negative impacts that tourism can have on biodiversity.
2017-05-22
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The Republic of Korea ratifies 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
22 May 2017 – On Friday, 19 May 2017, the Republic of Korea became the 98th country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization.
2017-05-02
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Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress closer to entering into force
2 May 2017 – Cuba deposited its instrument of accession to the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 26 April 2017. Thus only three more ratifications are required for the Supplementary Protocol to enter into force.
2017-04-10
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Mainstreaming biodiversity contributes to achievement of sustainable development, says new biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General
10 April 2017 – Achieving global biodiversity targets will be a strong contribution to realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a meeting held last Friday.
2017-03-20
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Cristiana Paşca Palmer assumes position as Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
20 March 2017 – Cristiana Paşca Palmer today assumed office as the new Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the principal global treaty on biodiversity.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme