Convention of the Parties (COP) and Meeting of the Parties (MOP)
Every two years, representatives from each of the Parties attend international meetings to discuss biodiversity and biosafety issues at the COP and MOP, respectively. Observers representing cities, local authorities, indigenous and local communities, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, press and media and even some youth also attend.
This year was the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, the 7th meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the 1st meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing.
They took place in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. Visit the official COP 12 and COP MOP 7 and COP MOP 1 website
to learn more about related issues and special events.
To learn more about youth's involvement in the meetings of the Conference of the Parties, as well as in the Fifth meeting of the Ad-Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention (WGRI-5) and Eigteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-18), take a look at reports prepared by Melina Sakiyama (Brazil)
and Swetha Stotra Bhashyam (India)
after their experiences at WGRI-5 and SBSTTA-18 in Montreal, and by Xiomara Acevedo Navarro (Colombia)
after her experience at COP 12 in Pyeongchang.