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

October 2022

17 - 21 October 2022
Antalya, Türkiye
Tentative
Western, Central and Eastern Asian Training Course on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms
19 - 20 October 2022
Online
Confirmed
New!
Second round of the online informal consultations on resource mobilization
25 - 28 October 2022
Busan, Republic of Korea
Confirmed
Third meeting of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fishery Bodies

November 2022

7 - 11 November 2022
Manila, Philippines
Tentative
South, Southeast and Pacific Asia Training Course on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms

December 2022

3 - 5 December 2022
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
Fifth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
5 - 6 December 2022
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
Biosafety Clearing-House Training Workshop
7 - 19 December 2022
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two)
7 - 19 December 2022
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Part Two)
7 - 19 December 2022
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
Fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (Part Two)
15 - 17 December 2022
Montreal, Canada
Confirmed
High-level segment of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity