Processes and Meetings

Processes and Meetings

The processes and meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity and of its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization provide critical guidance to Parties, IPLCs and other stakeholders on actions to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, while equitably sharing the benefits from the use of genetic resources.

Implementation of the Convention and its Protocols is guided by the advice, recommendations and decisions provided by the Conference of the Parties, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocols, the various subsidiary bodies, open-ended working groups, expert groups and informal advisory committees.

Other processes include national reporting, assessment and review, and the development and implementation of thematic and cross-cutting programmes of work, initiatives and a variety of principles, guidelines, action plans and frameworks.

The current overarching framework for action is the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Governments are in the process of developing a post-2020 global biodiversity framework that will guide actions in the decades to come.

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Upcoming Meetings

Dates and VenueMeeting

April 2024

18 and 19 April 2024
Georgetown, Guyana
Subregional workshop on Target 3 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework for Caribbean countries
30 April–2 May 2024
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
Nineteenth meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

May 2024

7 May 2024
Online
Tentative
Fifth meeting of the Informal Advisory Group on Benefit-sharing from the Use of Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources
11 May 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
Confirmed
Information workshop on the work of the ad hoc technical expert groups on indicators, synthetic biology and risk assessment
13–18 May 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
Confirmed
Twenty-sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
19 May 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
Confirmed
Informal discussions on digital sequence information on genetic resources
21–29 May 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
Confirmed
Fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation
22 May 2024
Multiple, Montreal, Canada
International Day for Biological Diversity
30 May–2 June 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
Confirmed
Regional dialogue on national biodiversity strategies and action plans for anglophone African countries
30 May–2 June 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
Confirmed
Regional dialogue on national biodiversity strategies and action plans for francophone African countries

June 2024

9–13 June 2024
Venue to be determined, Costa Rica
Confirmed
New!
Subregional capacity-building workshop on Target 3 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework for Latin American countries
12 June 2024
Online
Tentative
Sixth meeting of the Informal Advisory Group on Benefit-sharing from the Use of Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources
25–28 June 2024
Lima, Peru
Confirmed
New!
Regional Dialogues on National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans for Latin America

August 2024

12–16 August 2024
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
Second meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Benefit-sharing from the Use of Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources
20 – 22 August 2024
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
Third meeting of the Advisory Committee on Resource Mobilization

September 2024

30 September – 3 October 2024
Bonn, Germany
Confirmed
Global capacity-building workshop on operationalizing access and benefit-sharing national frameworks under the Nagoya Protocol

October 2024

16–18 October 2024
Cali, Colombia
Confirmed
Fifth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation
21 October–1 November 2024
Cali, Colombia
Confirmed
Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
21 October–1 November 2024
Cali, Colombia
Confirmed
Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
21 October–1 November 2024
Cali, Colombia
Confirmed
Fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing